The Fall Reunion Reading Series: Guards at the Taj
BY RAJIV JOSEPH
DIRECTED BY AMY MORTON
Reservations are free but required,
with a suggested donation of $25.
Out of strange circumstance comes exciting opportunity! While you cannot come to us for live theater, we’re bringing our theater to you — wherever in the world you might be! We’re delighted to reunite the original cast and creative team of the award-winning Guards at the Taj for an exclusive virtual remounting.
“Riveting! Beautifully illustrated by Metwally and Moayed who bring quiet intensity, ferocity, and unbridled emotion! You won’t be able to look away from these two actors.”
In Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s bold and arresting play, it is 1648 in India. 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 worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concept of friendship, beauty and duty, and changes them.
Guards at the Taj had its world premiere during our 2014|2015 season. It won 3 Obie Awards and 4 Lortel Awards, including “Best New American Play” and “Outstanding Play!”
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Run time: Approximately 80 mins, no intermission. Please note that the stream will be deactivated at 10:30pm ET for evening performances, and 5:30pm ET for the matinee.
Plus, a bonus event!
Live with Atlantic: Remix
Sunday, November 8 at 3pm
To close out our series, join us live as Rajiv Joseph and Amy Morton interview each other about their Guards at the Taj collaboration, artistic processes and careers!
Run time: Live with Atlantic: Remix will run approximately 60 minutes.