Bengal Tiger Will Return to L.A., But in a Bigger Cage — Mark Taper Forum

News   Bengal Tiger Will Return to L.A., But in a Bigger Cage — Mark Taper Forum Center Theatre Group's acclaimed 2009 production of Rajiv Joseph's Iraq War-inspired Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo will be reconstituted at CTG's Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles April 14-May 30.

Kevin Tighe and Glen Davis
Kevin Tighe and Glen Davis Photo by Craig Schwartz

Moisés Kaufman and his cast and creative team from the earlier CTG Kirk Douglas Theatre run will return; opening night will be April 25.

The cast features (in alphabetical order) Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer, Arian Moayed, Kevin Tighe, Hrach Titizian, Sheila Vand and Necar Zadegan.

In Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, according to CTG notes, "the lives and, in some cases, the afterlives, of two American soldiers, an Iraqi translator, the ghosts of Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Ousay, and a Bengal tiger all intersect in a surreal, darkly humorous and gently balanced view of war and its aftermath."

The creative team includes set designer Derek McLane, costume designer David Zinn, lighting designer David Lander, sound designer Cricket S. Myers and composer Kathryn Bostic. Casting is by Bonnie Grisan, and the production stage manager is David S. Franklin.

Tickets for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo are on sale now by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or in person at the CTG box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center.

Kevin Tighe in <i>Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo</i>
Kevin Tighe in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Photo by Craig Schwartz