Recently, on my trip to Chicago, I had the good fortune of being able to see the award winning Broadway Play Wicked which is a spin off of a movie we've all probably seen, The Wizard of OZ. The Wizard of Oz is widely-known as an allegory representing different industries during the great depression. While Wicked does a wonderful job with its humor and tying up all the loose ends you've probably never thought of, I don't believe it had the same allegorical effect as its predecessor. I did, however, recently come across a modern day allegory which I thought was very well done.
Scene From Wicked:
Modern Day Allegory on Iraq: