“…boldly imagined, harrowing and surprisingly funny drama…”
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“IMPRESSIVE DRAMATIC IMAGINATION... As AUDACIOUSLY COMIC as anything in the theater right now.”
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
“A vicious brand of comedy. GO!”
- Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly
Now enhanced for the Taper stage, this remarkable play throws two homesick soldiers, a tormented Iraqi and a brooding tiger together into a revelatory situation that is both hysterical and macabre, soul-wrenching and lyrical.
Directed by Tony-nominee Moisés Kaufman (Broadway sensations I Am My Own Wife and 33 Variations), this production dares you not to look away from its honest and hauntingly theatrical depiction of the aftermath of war.
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Finalist! 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
“Moisés Kaufman marshals the same cast and design team to even greater effect in Joseph's collage of a world blown off its hinges and left to wonder why God is mute.”
- Bob Verini, Variety
“Transcends the war genre to become a work that seems destined to stand the test of time.”
- Jeff Favre, Downtown News
“An excellent contemplation of war that SHOULD NOT BE MISSED...”
- Jana J Monji, LA Examiner
“A vision that's riveting… and completely original.”
- Paul Hodgins, The Orange County Register
More About the Show
Read Rajiv Joseph’s “Playwrights on Writing” article from Sunday’s Los Angeles Times.
An interview with Moisés Kaufman about the play.