Sahr Ngaujah. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

MLIMA’S TALE Extends through June 3; Sahr Ngaujah Nominated for 2018 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award

Congratulations to Sahr Ngaujah who has been nominated for a 2018 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award for his portrayal of the title character in the world premiere of MLIMA’S TALE by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage at the Public.

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

Helmed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, the NYT Critic’s Pick, which also features Ito Aghayere as Player 3, Jojo Gonzalez as Player 2 and Kevin Mambo as Player 1, has been extended an additional two weeks through Sunday, June 3. MLIMA’S TALE began previews on Tuesday, March 27 and opened on April 15.

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

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.

Jojo Gonzalez and Ito Aghayere. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Jojo Gonzalez and Ito Aghayere. 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

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 performance on Sunday, April 29.)

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

Jojo Gonzalez in Lynn Nottage’s MLIMA’S TALE at the Public

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