DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series Continues with BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, 4/7

DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series Continues with BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, 4/7

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading presents Rajiv Joseph's "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," at 7:00 PM, Monday, Apr. 7. The reading will be held in the Mainstage lobby. The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase.

"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" follows two American Marines and an Iraqi translator as their lives are forever changed by an encounter with an intelligent tiger that haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad searching for the meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city's ruins. Rajiv Joseph's new American play explores both the power and perils of human nature. The New York Times says, "This boldly imagined, harrowing and surprisingly funny drama is wonderfully daring."

"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" is directed by Rusk Dorsett.

The Playhouse's play reading series is held one night each. Actors read from scripts; there are no costumes or scenery pieces. The goal of the play reading series is to offer audiences and volunteers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with upcoming productions, as well as offer insight into new scripts and possible titles to be mounted in the future.

The Playhouse is Iowa's oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and the script reading series, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

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