Carolina Actors Studio Theatre presents Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo from October 11th, 2012, through November 11th, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Cast just made this announcement on their Facebook page: “CAST announces ‘Pay What You Can Preview’ for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.10/11 doors @7show @8pm. First come first serve.” So even though on CAST’s website tickets seem to be on sale for Thursday, October 11th, it would seem that you just show up and pay what you can.
CAST presents the Regional Premiere of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the NEA Awards Outstanding New American Play. This drama with dark humor by Rajiv Joseph tells the tale of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning and redemption amidst the city’s ruins. Rajiv Joseph’s groundbreaking new American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature, focusing not only on the soldiers but also the lives of innocent Iraqis.