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Public Theater [Martinson Theater] (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

Schedule

Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm

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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.

Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars) directs this poignant new play that reveals the surprising and complicated deals that connect us all.
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MLIMA'S TALE Extends Through June 3MLIMA'S TALE Extends Through June 3
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere of Mlima's Tale. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney, Mlima's Tale continues The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. Mlima's Tale will now run two additional weeks through Sunday, June 3. (more...)

BWW Review:  Lynn Nottage's Ivory Trade Drama MLIMA'S TALE Honors The Beauty of The BeastBWW Review: Lynn Nottage's Ivory Trade Drama MLIMA'S TALE Honors The Beauty of The Beast
by Michael Dale - April 18, 2018

"When I was young I was taught by my grandmother to listen to the night," says the title character of Lynn Nottage's nobly lyrical drama of the ivory trade, Mlima's Tale. (more...)

Review Roundup: Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE at the Public TheaterReview Roundup: Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE at the Public Theater
by Review Roundups - April 16, 2018

The Public Theater is currently hosting the world premiere of Mlima's Tale, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney. Mlima's Tale continues The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. The play will run through Sunday, May 20 in The Public's Martinson Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MLIMA'S TALE at the Public TheaterPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MLIMA'S TALE at the Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - April 16, 2018

The Public Theater is currently hosting the world premiere of Mlima's Tale, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Obie Award winner Jo Bonney. Mlima's Tale continues The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. The play will run through Sunday, May 20 in The Public's Martinson Hall.  (more...)