Mlima’s Tale OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    April 15, 2018
    Closing:
    May 20, 2018

    Theater: Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall / 425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, New York, 10013

    Synopsis: 

    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.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Mlima’s Tale

    Review: An Elephant’s Ghost Stalks the World in ‘Mlima’s Tale’

    Ben Brantley

    April 15, 2018: Those of you who don’t believe in ghosts are likely to think again after seeing “Mlima’s Tale,” Lynn Nottage’s beautiful, endlessly echoing portrait of a murder and its afterlife. In this taut, elegantly assembled production, which opened on Sunday night at the Public Theater, a magnificent specter stalks this planet, contaminating the lives of everyone he encounters.

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