THE LEOPARD AND THE FOX

Genre: Drama
Author name: Tariq Ali, Stage Adaptation: Rajiv Joseph, Director: Giovanna Sardelli

Rajiv Joseph's adaptation of noted writer and political activist Tariq Ali's acclaimed book, The Leopard and the Fox is a Machiavellian political drama that follows the last days of
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan's first popularly elected Prime Minister, betrayed by his closest confidante, his army chief General Zia ul Haq, who imprisoned and then executed Bhutto in
1979, installing himself as the President at the behest of the US. In a remarkably astute piece of timing, the adaptation contextualizes these historical events with Pakistan's rapidly
changing political landscape as the world remains transfixed at the reported comeback of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's daughter Benazir Bhutto from exile as Prime Minister to share power with the present military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, who has become a political liability.

The Leopard and the Fox originally written as a BBC screenplay in 1985 was never produced because of the politically sensitive nature of the story as the US exerted pressure on the BBC to censor it.

Open:   10/17/07
Close:   11/03/07

Schedule:
Performance dates and times: October 17 to Novermber 3: Wednesday
through Saturday at 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
Theater:   TBG Theater, Main Space
Address:   312 west 36th Street, 3rd Fllor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$18.00, General admission
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Company: Alter Ego Productions         Official Web Site: www.alteregoproductions.org