“Fiendishly good … a rather ingenious piece of theater.” — The Washington Post
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 the palace, 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. Guards at the Taj is a dark comedy about two average men swept up by the beauty, carnage and injustice surrounding one of the most famous wonders of the world.
Award-winning playwright Rajiv Joseph is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and The North Pool. Mr. Joseph received the Steinberg Playwright Award in 2013, the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award in 2015, as well as multiple Lucille Lortel awards and the 2016 Obie Award for Best Play for Guards at the Taj.