Tony Nominee Amy Morton to Helm Premiere of Atlantic's Guards at the Taj

News   Tony Nominee Amy Morton to Helm Premiere of Atlantic's Guards at the Taj
 
Tony nominee Amy Morton (August: Osage County, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) will direct the world premiere of Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Joseph's play Guards at the Taj, starring Tony-nominated actors Omar Metwally (Sixteen Wounded) and Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo).

Amy Morton
Amy Morton

Guards at the Taj will begin previews May 20 and continue through June 28 at the Atlantic Theater Company. An official opening night is slated for June 11.

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.

Morton, who is a Steppenwolf Theatre Company Member, is both an actor and director. Her directing credits include The Way West, Penelope and Clybourne Park.

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.

The Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater is located at 336 West 20th St., New York. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Atlantictheater.org or phone (866) 811-4111.

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