Based on a screenplay by J.T. Allen, Baghdaddy (previously titled Who's Your Baghdaddy?) ran at the Actors' Temple Theatre in fall 2015, directed by Marshall Pailet with musical direction by Rona Siddiqui, orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and choreography by Misha Shields.
Written by Pailet and A.D. Penedo, 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 bioweapons labs. At CIA headquarters, the other characters are contending with their own ambitions, rash decisions, inflexible bosses, unrequited affections and unremitting boredom. Then 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.
The cast includes Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants), Brennan Caldwell (Urinetown), Jason Collins (Signs of Life), Bob D'Haene (The Three Times She Knocked), Brandon Espinoza (Tuck Everlasting), Joe Joseph (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Claire Neumann (Triassic Parq), and Larisa Oleynik (Mad Men, 10 Things I Hate About You).
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