Williams plays the title character, the tiger, in a drama that is described as a "savagely funny and deeply affecting play." According to press notes, "a tiger haunts the streets of present-day Baghdad seeking the meaning of life." The tiger "witnesses the puzzling absurdities of war," encountering "Americans and Iraqis who are searching for friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold."
Here, Williams also chats about his experience in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot at Lincoln Center as well as what goes through his mind when a cell phone rings mid-performance.
The rest of the Baghdad cast includes Glenn Davis as Tom, an American Marine who plunders local riches; Brad Fleischer as Kev, a Marine broken by war; Hrach Titizian as the ghost of Uday Hussein and others; Sheila Vand in multiple roles; Necar Zadegan in multiple roles; and Arian Moayed as Musa, an Iraqi gardener (and witness to atrocities) now serving as a translator for American forces.
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