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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo


Wed Oct 14 2015, 8:00pm–10:30pm
Thu Oct 15 2015, 8:00pm–10:30pm
Fri Oct 16 2015, 8:00pm–10:30pm
Sat Oct 17 2015, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay, River, Singapore

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • Wednesday tickets: $37.00
  • Thursday - Saturday: $42.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: elena

An exotic beast is stalking Singapore. Step aside Hungry Ghost - a new specter is in town. He's prowling the stage in Rajiv Joseph's smart, savagely funny, and Pulitzer nominated work - Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Fresh from two critically acclaimed Broadway productions one starring Academy Award winner Robin Williams and produced in Singapore for four nights only!

In war-torn Baghdad, the dead refuse to stay quiet and in fact, they never seem to shut up. In the rubble of the occupied city, lives a tiger - a wild, captive animal within a man-made cage. Through the power of theater we are allowed a peek inside the mind of this quick-witted and well-spoken "beast".

After all, lunch usually consists of the weak, the small, the stupid, the young, and the crippled.
Because they're easier to kill.
- Tiger

The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by murder, mayhem and madness in the midst of war. Violence, anger, greed, forgiveness, and redemption are examined in funny, touching, and insightful exchanges between man and beast; the living and the dead. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking Pulitzer nominated American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature, the search for freedom, and the existence of the after-life. Both man and beast struggle to find meaning in an increasingly fragile landscape as the Bengal Tiger prowls the streets of Baghdad and joins human voices in asking, "Why am I here?"

The eerily rich narrative of this award winning Play is based on a true incident which occurred in the early days of the American Invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Reuters. "U.S. Soldier Kills Tiger in Baghdad Zoo." International New York Times 21 September 2003

ADVISORY 16 (Some sexual references and coarse language)