The Taj Mahal is just finished and the king wants to be sure there will never be its equal in beauty. So he orders that all those who built the building have their hands cut off. And, in a dismal fable titled ‘Guards at the Taj’ now on the La Jolla Playhouse stage at UCSD, two low-ranking sentries are selected and…

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Among the ghosts roaming the battered streets of post-invasion Baghdad is the late tiger exhibit at the zoo, in Rajiv Joseph’s surreal play now at the Ion Theatre. It’s a double triumph for actor/director Claudio Raygoza and the make-believe marines look and act like the real thing…

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