September 15, 2022- October 2, 2022
Pulitzer prize winner | Regional Premiere
Mlima’s Tale, by Lynn Nottage, directed by José Carrasquillo.
Pulitzer Prize Winner and Macarthur Genius Grant Winner Nottage gives us the story of Mlima, an elderly “big tusker” elephant from a protected reserve in Kenya. When Mlima is poached for his glorious ivory tusks, those tusks begin a journey across the world, introducing us to a string of characters, each with their own goals and struggles surrounding the ivory trade. In every scene, Mlima’s magnificent presence hovers in the background, lending the weight of his history to this beautiful story.