Atlantic Theater Company presents Rajiv Joseph's world premiere black comedy about two Imperial Guards in 1648 India, assigned to protect the Taj Mahal. More…
At morning’s first light, a new edifice representing the soaring power of the empire will be unveiled, the glorious Taj Mahal. But for the two hapless guards assigned to protect it, morning will set the wheels in motion for a ghoulishly funny existential crisis that will shake their faith in God, the empire and each other.
See it if you like absurdist works w a punch. Best new play of the year. Brilliant! Unsettling. Masterful staging. Great acting. Laugh and cry.
Don't see it if you are squeamish; difficult Act II in stage filled with blood. Everyone else should see this play in the tradition of Beckett.
See it if You like stories that make you look within, see yourself from perhaps a way you've never seen or wanted to see yourself and really grow.
Don't see it if You have no interest in maybe seeing that you've got a darker side than you thought.
See it if you want to see a touching, surprising story about a friendship placed under pressure by outside circumstances.
Don't see it if you can't handle blood.
See it if You like cheeky, horror flicks or historical fantasies with satirical bents. Odd tone - but good payoff and a major surprise reveal.
Don't see it if You are squeamish or get woozy at the site of blood.
See it if You want to see a truly original story about 1648 India by an incredible writer.
Don't see it if Historical stories isn't your thing.
See it if you love character driven conflict. Sharp writing with occasional poetic musings. Plays based on true events. Plays that make you think.
Don't see it if blood, gore, or violence disturb you.
See it if You like to see glimpses of a world larger than your own told through the eyes of one dreamer and one pragmatist.
Don't see it if Your heart is cold and dead.