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Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War - ePublication

music and book by Marshall Pailet, lyrics and book by A.D. Penedo
Musical, Comedy
6 men, 2 women (doubling)
Total Cast: 8, ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3804-1


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THE STORY: The show begins in a church basement, where disgraced spies, along with the unwitting audience, gather for a support group meeting. The action soon shifts to Frankfurt Airport, where a mysterious Iraqi defector claims he built secret Iraqi bio-weapons labs. At CIA headquarters, our other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections, and unremitting boredom—when a fax arrives from Germany, and with it a golden opportunity. If the defector’s story holds up, it will be the ticket out of the basement and into a corner office. It’s all fun and games until the looming cataclysm changes everything.
“Critics’ Pick!…an important, cunning, rock-solid musical comedy with a terrible title…” —NY Times. “‘Best of 2015 Theater:’ Hamilton may have the hype, but it’s not the only show in town to leave you in astonishment…[BAGHDADDY is] one of the most bad-ass musicals I’ve seen in a very long time.” — “WHO’S YOUR BAGHDADDY? Is anything but your run of the mill musical comedy. It is clever in its construction…with an honesty that grants each character dignity, and spellbindingly intellectual.” — “A whip smart musical comedy…not only impressive, it is deeply important [and] truly magical…” — “[WHO’S YOUR BAGHDADDY is] two hours of high-paced pondering that will make you laugh, think, and silently wonder what secrets are kept and the casualties they reap.” —