Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Limited space! ACTPass Members can reserve tickets day-of-show, in person at the Ticket Office.

What happens when the fight to preserve beauty goes so far, it leaves you in a blood bath with your closest companion? This dark comedy explores a 17th century Indian myth about the Taj Mahal in a poetic and existential duet between Humayun and Babur, two low Imperial guards who are faced with the greatest moral test of their lives, and maybe of the century.

Age recommendation: 14+ for language and stylized violence

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Samip Raval is the first of two Kenan Fellowship in Directing Recipients for the 2016/2017 season. From Charlotte, North Carolina, Raval is an actor, director, and writer. His regional credits include Arena Stage, Playmakers Repertory Theater, Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Shakespeare Theater Company of DC; and assistant directing with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His short film, The Faucet, which he wrote and directed, screened at the Oxford Film Festival and Toronto Short Film Festival. He has worked as a teaching artist in South Florida, New York, Kenya, and India. He is a member of AEA and holds a B.F.A. from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

The Thomas S. Kenan Directing Fellowship and ACT seek to provide emerging directors with practical knowledge and experience as artists embarking on a career in regional theatre. ACT joins Lincoln Center Theatre and The Kennedy Center as the three institutions partnering in this program. Each Directing Fellow is mentored by incoming Artistic Director John Langs as well as by the Artistic Fellow Director, and the entire ACT staff, in varying capacities.

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in alphabetical order

Moises Castro
Arjun Pande

Creative Team

Samip Raval
Brandon Estrella
Lisa Knoop
Lily McLeod
Amber K. Lewandowski
Jenifer King

Scenic & Props Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Production Manager
Stage Manager

*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States