★★★★ “Fascinating … funny and disturbing in all the right places.” —Marin IJ
“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.
PLEASE NOTE: Seats in the front row are partial view, and patrons may experience wetness from the use of water on stage. The MTC Box Office has ponchos available to borrow should any front row patrons wish to wear one to avoid getting wet. Due to the use of red food coloring in the water, the wearing of ponchos is highly recommended to avoid staining your clothes!
Front row seats have also been discounted to $25 in both center and side sections.
WARNING: This production features simulated violence, theatrical haze, and brief nudity.
Questions? Contact the friendly MTC Box Office team: firstname.lastname@example.org