The play, set in India in 1648, tells the story of two guards watching the sun rise for the first time over the newly finished Taj Mahal. During the course of the morning, an event takes place that will test their friendship and change them forever. Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley has said that "Castañeda's first production at La Jolla Playhouse is the perfect cap to a 2015-16 season of new works that depict defining moments across a variety of cultures and communities."
Rajiv Joseph's play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and played the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in 2011. His earlier plays include Gruesome Playground Injuries, Animals Out of Paper and The North Pool.
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