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Mlima’s Tale at Open Book
February 23 @ 7:30 pm - February 25 @ 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 11, 2023
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 12, 2023
Directed by Ansa Akyea
Music by Dameun Strange
Featuring Brian Bose, Katie Bradley, Joy Dolo, Clay Man Soo and Will Sturdivant
This enthralling play by Lynn Nottage, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Ruined and Sweat, centers on the ivory trade, following the tusks and spirit of the magnificent elephant Mlima, from his home in Kenya through Vietnam and then China. Nottage tells the fascinating story in a daringly original way, asking us to reflect on the collective consequences of human action.
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