Mlima's Tale

February 9-March 12, 2023

by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Ansa Akyea
Music by Dameun Strange

Featuring Brian Bose, Katie Bradley, Joy Dolo, Clay Man Soo and Will Sturdivant

Costumes – Joe Burch III
Sets – Joel Sass
Props – Nick Golfis
Dramaturg – Jo Holcomb
Stage Manager – Matthew Meeks
Assistant Director – Ashe Jaafaru
Choreography – Darrius Strong
Dialect Consultant – Patrick Chew, Anh-Thu Pham, Wariboko Semenitari

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.

Attendee at St Peter Regional Treatment Center
"This is the first play I've seen in my life, I'm 45 years old. I guess it's never too late. I'll never forget this experience, never... thank you!"
Attendee at Episcopal Homes
"So beautiful. Seeing the whole cast become an elephant was stunning. I can’t wait for you to come back."
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