Photo Flash: GUARDS AT THE TAJ Opens at Capital Stage this Weekend

Guards at the Taj is the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Outstanding Play, and the 2016 Obie Award Winner for Best New American Play. Capital Stage Co-Founder and Associate Artist, JoNathan Williams, returns to direct this critically acclaimed two person play for its Sacramento Premiere. Guards at the Taj will feature two actors new to the Sacramento theatre scene.

Rajesh Bose and Mohammad Shehata, and will In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly completed Taj Mahal - an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concepts of friendship, beauty, and duty, and changes them forever.

Check out the cast in the photos below!

Performances for Guards at the Taj will begin with two previews on Wednesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 16 at 7pm, and Friday, March 17 at 8pm. The production will open Saturday, March 18 at 8pm. Performances will continue through Sunday, April 16, 2017. Showtimes will be Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Regular ticket prices range from $28-45. Discount tickets are available as follows: Student Rush tickets are half priced with valid student ID within 1 hour of performance; Senior tickets are $5 off regular priced tickets; Military personnel tickets are $10 off regular priced tickets with valid ID; and Group Rate tickets are $5 off each for parties of 12 or more. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage Box Office, by phone at 916-995-5464, or online at

Photo credit: Charr Crail

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