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Mlima's Tale

Mlima's Tale, Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater, NYC Show Poster
Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Important Dates
Mar 27, 2018
Apr 15, 2018
Jun 03, 2018
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Lynn Nottage returns to The Public Theater with the world premiere of her poignant new drama.

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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.

Cast & Creative


  • Mlima
    Sahr Ngaujah
  • Player 1
    Kevin Mambo
  • Player 2
    Jojo Gonzalez
  • Player 4
    Ito Aghayere
  • Music
    Justin Hicks


  • Written by
    Lynn Nottage
  • Director
    Jo Bonney
  • Set Designer
    Riccardo Hernandez
  • Costume Designer
    Jennifer Moeller
  • Lighting Designer
    Lap Chi Chu
  • Sound Designer
    Darron L West