Dramatist Rajiv Joseph probes the gentle sides of masculinity as well as the intertwined power of beauty and terror.
“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” is hard to categorize. It is both funny and dead serious, not exactly a black comedy but an idiosyncratic composite of many different dramatic antecedents.
Theatergoers will find Khadim a new character in the American theater: an entitled, cosmopolitan Middle Eastern teenager, born in Damascus to Iranian parents, who speaks Farsi, Arabic, French, and Italian in addition to English.
Deftly directed by May Adrales, aided by sensitive sound, lighting, and costume design, “Animals Out of Paper” is exciting summer theater.