Guards at the Taj
The Stiemke Studio Season is Presented by:
Ed Seaberg & Patrick Smith and Four-Four Foundation, Inc.
GRIPPING HISTORICAL DARK COMEDY
Set in 1648 India this “ingenious piece of theater” (Washington Post), by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, explores the friendship of two imperial guards.
At dawn a new edifice representing the soaring power of the empire will be unveiled, the glorious Taj Mahal. But for the two guards assigned to protect the palace, morning brings them an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire and their lifelong friendship. This boldly funny and deeply moving play examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a world that confuses the value of both.
Please note that this production contains blood and violence. This can be distressing and may not be suitable for all audiences.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
"A PIERCING EXAMINATION OF THE NATURE OF BEAUTY, ITS RELATIONSHIP TO POWER, AND ITS UNSPEAKABLE COSTS" – CHICAGO READER • GUARDS AT THE TAJ BEGINS SEPTEMBER 26