University Theatre presents 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo'

Contact: Cara Barnes
Photo of cast members in play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" opens Feb. 6.

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University theatre students will perform the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo" Feb. 6-16 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

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Performance schedule

  • Thursday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.

This unique and surprisingly funny story follows a foul-mouthed tiger who gets lost in the streets of present-day Baghdad searching for the meaning of life and war. "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" is a haunting look at the aftermath of violence and the absurdities of war.

Under the direction of Mark Liermann, the all-student cast includes Eddie Coleman, Anthony Hamilton, Micah Hazel, Aleks Krapivkin, Alex Langmesser, Asia May, Alex Oparka and Blake Price. The production stage manager is Treva Wyman.


All seating for "Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo" at Williams Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $18 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $5 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

Current military service members and veterans may purchase tickets at a 25 percent discount.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.