Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Reviews
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V.Stoltz from Virginia
LOVED THIS SHOW
I saw this show - without Robin Williams - in Los Angleles last year, loved it, and jumped at the opportunity to see it again in NY. If you are looking for something upbeat, or are expecting an evening of laughs centered around the light-hearted comedy of Robin Williams, you will likely be disappointed and perhaps shocked by some of the seriousness and dark humor of this show. But if you are looking for a probing look into how war can alter and slowly erode one's values, or gain some sense of the chaos and absurdity of those who have no choice but to live in a war-torn nation - and yet have room for the glimpses of true beauty that do sometimes emerge among this chaos, then you will likely gain considerable insight from this show. The play is a wonderful mixture of imagination, magic realism, philosophy, and yes, bleakness and horror. The acting is impressive, haunting, and memorable, and yes, Robin Williams does make a very good philosopher/tiger
Chris from New york
Most of the negative reviews seemed to be written by people who either missed the point of the play or went expecting a Robin Williams stand-up type performance. We saw it last night and found it to be engaging and fast moving. If you are going to see a stand-up comedy show you will be disappointed. Check your political or religious ax at the door, open your mind and enjoy the ride!
Anonymous from New York
This play took my breath away. What an amazing story about the relative nature of good and evil. The example used to illustrate this concept were some the brutal realities of the war in Iraq. I enjoy documentaries and that is what this play felt like. It had strong language and adult content, making it seem even more authentic to the situation. If you are looking for something light, this is not the play for you. I thought the acting and depth that the actors brought to the characters was amazing. I would highly recommend this show for all adults.
Betty Corista from New York
DARK COMEDY, BEAUTIFULLY ACTED AND THOUGHT PROVOKING
Robin Williams is excellent as a tiger looking for redemption in one minute and the next satisfyieng his wild desires:food mostly. The entire cast plays a wonderful disfunctional group of losers in extraordinary circumstances. You either hate or love this play. We loved, it is real theater in our opinion.
Jan from PA
POLITICAL - NOT FUNNY SATIRE
This play looked promising but ended up being depressing and full of political and religious references/satire. I was expecting an intelligent, well thought out and funny performance. It wasn't worth going to Broadway.
Barblongisland from New York
WASTE OF MONEY
What a disappointment - we left at intermission. The language, the plot development, the lack of continuity - and how uncomfortable for my 80 year old mother to listen to the F word said approximately 57 times in the first act.
Nino Russo from Brooklyn NY
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY OR YOUR TIME!!!!!
This is the WORST play I ever saw. Any side of the political spectrum you are from will not jusity what they tried to create in this play. I loved HOOK, Dead Poets society, Patch Adams, Good will Hunting and most of the other great works by Robin Williams. If you Hate the war, Hate this country and Hate God, You will love this play! .
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