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Go Inside the Rehearsal Room for Lynn Nottage's Mlima's Tale

Jo Bonney directs the world-premiere production for the Public Theater.

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Ito Aghayere and Kevin Mambo star in Mlima's Tale, directed by Jo Bonney, at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Public Theater's world-premiere production of Mlima's Tale, the latest from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat) is currently in rehearsals ahead of performances set to begin March 27. The play will open April 15 for its run through May 20.

Jojo Gonzalez and Sahr Ngaujah rehearse an intense scene for Mlima's Tale.
(© Joan Marcus)

Ito Aghayere, Jojo Gonzalez, Kevin Mambo, and Sahr Ngaujah will star in the production. Under the direction of Jo Bonney, the creative team will include Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Jennifer Moeller (costume design), Lap Chi Chu (lighting design), Darron L. West (sound design), Justin Hicks (original music), and Chris Walker (movement direction).

Kevin Mambo rehearses for Mlima's Tale.
(© Joan Marcus)

Mlima's Tale is described as "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."

Sahr Ngaujah rehearses a scene for Mlima's Tale.
(© Joan Marcus)

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