WBEZ | Lookingglass Theatre Company http://www.wbez.org/venues/lookingglass-theatre-company Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Preshow Lecture on Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo http://www.wbez.org/preshow-lecture-bengal-tiger-baghdad-zoo-105284 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><div>In The Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, two US Marines and an Iraqi translator are thrust into a world of greed, mystery and betrayal after an encounter with a now-deceased but still very angry tiger. The streets of war-torn Baghdad are filled with ghosts, riddles and wry humor in this ground-breaking play that explores the power and perils of human nature. Professor <strong>Andrew McKenna</strong> will discuss the Lookingglass Theatre&rsquo;s production, directed by <strong>Heidi Stillman</strong>, using the insights provided by <strong>Rene Girard</strong>&rsquo;s mimetic theory. This theory illustrates how man&rsquo;s imitative nature, which has great potential for learning and cooperation, can lead to rivalry and violence. Faced with a record number of murders in Chicago last year, an understanding of mimetic theory offers the possibility of disrupting this violent cycle.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Learn more about this event <a href="http://www.ravenfoundation.org/events/bengal-tiger-at-the-baghdad-zoo-by-the-lookingglass-theatre/">here.</a></div></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/preshow-lecture-bengal-tiger-baghdad-zoo-105284