This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Guards at the Taj: West Coast Premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s New Drama
Geffen Playhouse – Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater (Los Angeles, CA)
The Geffen Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj. Exuberantly comic, shockingly brutal and deeply tragic, this new play presents two good-natured guys operating with the belief that if they do a good job guarding the Taj Mahal they’ll eventually be promoted to guarding the harem. Abundant with an undercurrent of philosophical questions, the play asks us to ponder the ways in which we define beauty, perfection and, as suggested by The New York Times, “the human price paid throughout history for the caprices of the mighty.” Hailed as “one of the most provocatively talented American playwrights” by the Los Angeles Times, Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj is a modern theatrical must-see.