Kevin Mambo, Ito Aghayere, Sahr Ngaujah, and Jojo Gonzalez in MLIMA'S TALE. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Photos: Ito Aghayere, Jojo Gonzalez, Kevin Mambo, and Sahr Ngaujah in MLIMA’S TALE at the Public

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage returns to The Public with the world premiere of MLIMA’S TALE, new drama as moving and incisive as her Broadway debut play Sweat. Taking us on a journey that starts in a game park in Kenya and goes around the world, MLIMA’S TALE is the story of Mlima, a magnificent elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market. Following a trail of greed and desire as old as trade itself, Mlima leads us through memory and fear, history and tradition, and want and need.

Sahr Ngaujah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Sahr Ngaujah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

The complete cast of MLIMA’S TALE features Ito Aghayere (Player 3), Jojo Gonzalez(Player 2), Kevin Mambo (Player 1), and Sahr Ngaujah (Mlima).

Kevin Mambo, Ito Aghayere, Sahr Ngaujah, and Jojo Gonzalez. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Kevin Mambo, Ito Aghayere, Sahr Ngaujah, and Jojo Gonzalez. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

MLIMA’S TALE began previews on Tuesday, March 27 and runs through May 20, with an official opening on Sunday, April 15 at The Public. Obie Award winner Jo Bonney directs.

Jojo Gonzalez and Ito Aghayere. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Jojo Gonzalez and Ito Aghayere. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Ito Aghayere, Sahr Ngaujah, and Kevin Mambo. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Ito Aghayere, Sahr Ngaujah, and Kevin Mambo. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

MLIMA’S TALE features scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Darron L West, music composition and direction by Justin Hicks, and movement direction by Chris Walker.

Sahr Ngaujah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Sahr Ngaujah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

MLIMA’S TALE opens on Sunday, April 15. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (There is no 2:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 31 and no 8:00 p.m. performance on Tuesday, April 10 or Sunday, April 29. There is an added performance on Monday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.)

Ito Aghayere, Sahr Ngaujah, and Kevin Mambo. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Ito Aghayere, Sahr Ngaujah, and Kevin Mambo. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Public Theater Partner, Supporter Member tickets, and full price tickets, starting at $65, can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.

Sahr Ngaujah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Sahr Ngaujah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Kevin Mambo and Sahr Ngaujah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Kevin Mambo and Sahr Ngaujah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Sahr Ngaujah, Jojo Gonzalez, Ito Aghayere and Kevin Mambo. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Sahr Ngaujah, Jojo Gonzalez, Ito Aghayere and Kevin Mambo. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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