Guards at the Taj
By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Amy Morton
Rajiv Joseph's the Guards at the Taj, directed by Tony nominee Amy Morton, receives its world premiere at The Atlantic Theater Company. The play recently won the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award and stars Tony-nominated actors Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed.
In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal — an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concepts of friendship, beauty, and duty, and changes them forever.