Penn State Harrisburg to present 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo'

Play will be performed in the campus’ Black Box Theatre Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 2-3

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. —Penn State Harrisburg's School of Humanities will present “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26 and 27, and Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3, as well as at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Black Box Theatre, EAB 204 on campus.

The darkly comic tale is narrated by a tiger held captive in the Baghdad Zoo. The play follows the intertwined lives of two American marines and one Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold.

The New York Times raved of the 2011 Tony-nominated play, "Set in the chaotic first days of the American invasion of Iraq, this boldly imagined, harrowing and surprisingly funny drama considers the long afterlife of violent acts, as well as the impenetrable mysteries of the afterlife itself."

This show contains strong language, sexual situations, violence and disturbing content.

Any connections between the plot of this show and current, real-world events are coincidental and unintentional.

Admission is free and open to the public.