Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo


May 10 - June 1


ion proudly presents the San Diego premiere of

Pulitzer-finalist a smart, searing, savagely funny examination of the Iraq War
Award-winning San Diego actor Ron Choularton to play the role of ‘Tiger’

San Diego, CA – ion is thrilled to present the San Diego Premiere of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. In the eagerly anticipated sixth show of ion’s seventh season, the lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city’s ruins. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking American play explores the power and the perils of human nature.

Ion theatre will be among the first companies in the nation to mount this award-winning play – and proudly introduces local audiences to one of America’s newest and original theatre voices. Executive Artistic Director Claudio Raygoza leads a cast that includes ion company member Evan Kendig and ion returnees Brian Abraham* (Back of the Throat) and Ron Choularton* (Blasted) with the debuts of Linda Permenter, Jake Rosko and Olivia Ruiz.

The creative team includes ion company members Karin Filijan (lighting design) Courtney Fox Smith (costume/makeup design) and Melanie Chen (sound design), and ion alums Brian Redfern (scenic design) and Andrea Fields (properties design). The Stage Manager is Shawn Faber, and producer is Glenn Paris – ion’s Producing Artistic Director.      *Member Actors’ Equity Association

Location: BLKBOX, 3704 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Dates: Previews: ($15) Fri May 10 – Fri May 17 (Thu – Sat 8pm & Sat 4pm)

                                                Media Opening:  Sat, May 18, 2013 at 4pm

                                                Public Opening: Sat, May 18, 2013 at 8pm

                                                Run: ($20 - $33)

                                                May 18  – June 1, Thu – Sat 8pm & Sat 4pm

Box office: (619) 600-5020 or

Featuring: Brian Abraham*, Ron Choularton*, Evan Kendig, Linda Permenter, Claudio Raygoza, Jake Rosko & Olivia Ruiz; Technical: Melanie Chen (Sound), Shawn Faber (stage manager), Andrea Fields (props), Courtney Fox Smith (costumes & makeup), Karin Filijan (lights), Brian Redfern (scenic).

ION THEATRE COMPANY is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Founding Executive Artistic Director Claudio Raygoza and Producing Artistic Director, Glenn Paris jointly lead ion theatre company as it embarks on its full seventh season from the perch of its newly outfitted fully-accessible theatre venue in Hillcrest, BLKBOX.