Gilgamesh and Enkidu
TRIA Theatre presents Gilgamesh and Enkidu by Ahmed Moneka (U.S. debut), Jesse LaVercombe and Seth Bockley: A collaboration between Toronto-based musician/actor Ahmed Moneka, an internationally acclaimed artist from Canada, where he sought political asylum, and actor/writer Jesse LaVercombe with Chicago playwright and director Seth Bockley. This two-man epic reanimates the worlds oldest written narrative with maqam-style Iraqi music and 21st century biography, highlighting Monekas own exile from Baghdad. Gilgamesh and Enkidu fuses highly physical theatre, soul-filled musical expression, ancient text and intimate storytelling, illuminating the tales eternal mysteries of mortality and the universal balm of friendship. Gilgamesh and Enkidu was developed in partnership with Tarragon Theatre, Guthrie Theatre and the support of Canada Arts Council. Gilgamesh and Endiku is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group. Artists and program subject to change.
*This show contains some adult content that may not be suitable for all children under 12.
For more information on this event, visit pivotarts.org/project/gilgamesh-and-enkidu.
To see the full line-up for the 7th Annual Pivot Arts Festival, visit pivot arts.org/festival.
Photo: Bruce Silcox
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Chicago, IL 60640
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