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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Hamid Dehghani

April 22–May 1, 2022

Fri., 4/22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat., 4/23 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sun., 4/24 @ 2 p.m.*
Thurs., 4/28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Fri., 4/29 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sat., 4/30 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sun., 5/1 @ 2 p.m.

Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive

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Ticket Pricing

General Public $25
Senior Citizens (62+) $22
NU Faculty, Staff and Emeriti $20
Full-Time non-NU Students (under 35 and children) $10
Full-Time NU Students $6 in advance, $10 at the door

A per ticket service charge will be added to all online ($3 per ticket), phone ($2 per ticket), and mail purchases ($3 per ticket). A $5 charge per each Wirtz Center FLEXPASS order.

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Two U.S. Marines and an Iraqi translator are thrust into a world of greed, mystery, and betrayal after encountering a quick-witted tiger. The streets of war-torn Baghdad are filled with ghosts and riddles in this wryly funny ground-breaking play that explores the power and perils of human nature. “A gripping, ferocious new drama…Refreshingly topical and stylistically daring, Bengal Tiger never loses its sense of wonder or humor,” Time Out New York.

*TALKBACK – After April 24, 2 p.m. performance

Patrons are invited to stay, learn more, and ask questions about the show with Hamid Dehghani (director) and Keary Watts (dramaturg). We invite all interested audience members to stay, learn more, and ask questions about the show, the importance of its themes, its historical context, and the mythological premises that are central to the play.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is suitable for audiences aged 18 and upwards.*