Mlima's Tale

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Details
First performance date: March 27, 2018
Opening date: April 15, 2018
Closing date: May 20, 2018
Links: Official Website

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Production Description
This season, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage returns to The Public with a new drama as moving and incisive as her Broadway debut play Sweat, heralded by The New York Times as a “vital contribution to contemporary drama.”

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.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Lynn Nottage Playwright
Justin Hicks Composer
Jo Bonney Director
Justin Hicks Musical Director
Maya Davis Assistant Director
Chris R. Walker Movement
Taaj Jaharah Movement Coach
Thomas Schall Fight Director
Riccardo Hernández Set Designer
Jennifer Moeller Costume Designer
Lap Chi Chu Lighting Designer
Darron L West Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair/Make-Up
Jungah Han Assistant Set Designer
Kristin Isola Assistant Costume Designer
Sara Gosses Assistant Lighting Designer
Valentine Monfuega Associate Sound Designer
Linda Marvel Production Stage Manager
Janelle Caso Stage Manager
Sydney Schatz Prop Master
Ron Carlos Dialect Coach

Actor Role
Ito Aghayere Player 3
Jojo Gonzalez Player 2
Justin Hicks Musician
Kevin Mambo Player 1
Sahr Ngaujah Mlima
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music in a Play Justin Hicks Composer
2 NOMINATED 2018 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Sahr Ngaujah Actor
3 NOMINATED 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play Lynn Nottage Playwright
      The Public Theater Producer
4 NOMINATED 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Lighting Design Lap Chi Chu Lighting Designer
5 NOMINATED 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Sound Design Darron L West Sound Designer