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Narrated by a tiger being held captive, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo follows the intertwined lives of two American Marines and one Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jul. 3, 2011.

Show Overview

About Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

What Is the Story of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo?
Bengal Tiger follows the interweaving lives of a group of people in Baghdad during the Iraq war. The story begins while two American soldiers guard a caged tiger inside the Baghdad Zoo. When the tiger tries to attack one man, the other shoots the animal. The ghost of the tiger soon begins to haunt the soldier as those around the soldier begin to suspect he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The story also focuses on an Iraqi translator working with the Americans who hallucinates conversations with his deceased former employer, Uday Hussein (son of Saddam).


Robin Williams
Bengal Tiger
Glenn Davis
Brad Fleischer
Hrach Titizian
Sheila Vand
Necar Zadegan


Written by
Rajiv Joseph
Moisés Kaufman
Set Designer
Derek McLane
Costume Designer
David Zinn
Lighting Designer
David Lander
Sound Designer
Acme Sound Partners and Cricket S. Myers
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