Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War
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.
“…an important, cunning, rock-solid musical comedy with a terrible title…”
—NY Times. “[WHO’S YOUR BAGHDADDY] is exceptionally executed intellectual comedy.” —BroadwayWorld.com. “A whip-smart musical comedy that’s sure to leave you laughing and thinking for days… nothing short of brilliant… [Pailet and Penedo] harness musical comedy in an intelligent, creative, and witty way that makes this shocking true story palatable. This is not only impressive, it is deeply important.” —Theasy.com. “…a great musical…a touching look at how small, human flaws can escalate toward catastrophe….”
—TheFrontRowCenter.com. “[WHO’S YOUR BAGHDADDY] will have you laughing out loud at its absurdist humor, while shaking your head in horror at the true absurdity of what really happened and the shocking casualties that resulted.” —DCMetroTheaterArts.com. “…hilarious, creative, clever and, dare I say, inspiring.” —DCTheatreScene.com.