Guards at the Taj

27 Apr 2018
1010 Wien, Theater Drachengasse, Fleischmarkt 22

Guards at the Taj

GUARDS AT THE TAJ // 27.04. [FR]

by Rajiv Joseph
Continental European Premiere

In englischer Sprache!

In the India of 1648, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal – an event that shakes their respective worlds.

Humayun and Babur are forced to face some difficult truths about their position in society. No one is allowed to see the Taj before its completion, and no one should be able to build anything so beautiful ever again. So when they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the outcome forces them to question the concepts of friendship, beauty and duty, and changes them forever.

The dialogue is funny, riveting, endearing and simultaneously violently poetic. Joseph uses an urban myth to hold up a mirror to modern society and ask: What is the price of beauty? He questions: How is it everyday people can feel obligated to do extraordinary things?

„An engaging, intimate and briefly gory piece.” London Evening Standard
„Rajiv’s excellent play seizes on some potent philosophical issues.” Independent
„Mr. Joseph’s frisky, often funny dialogue freely indulges … the characters feel authentic, they speak as two young men of similar backgrounds might today.” New York Times

Direction: Joanna Godwin-Seidl
Starring: To be announced
Licence: Josef Weinberger Ltd London


ORT: Theater Drachengasse, Fleischmarkt 22, Eingang Drachengasse 2, 1010 Wien  DAUER: 20:00 UHR, ca. 90 Minuten  KOSTEN: 9,50-19 EURO  INFO: Reservierung erforderlich 01/513 14 44 oder, Tageskassa Di-Fr 15:30 – 19:00


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