King Gilgamesh and the Man of the Wild

About This Show

King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild is a one-act theater-music production featuring Ahmed Moneka and Jesse LaVercombe alongside acclaimed Arabic-maqam / jazz band, Moneka Arabic Jazz. A present-day story of friendship interweaves with the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, along the way tracing Ahmed’s real life journey from an actor-refugee in a new country to an acclaimed musician at the top of his game. Featuring themes of art, ambition, sex, fatherhood, mortality and identity, this two-man epic spans centuries, cultures and continents, illuminating the mysteries of love, death and friendship in a moving, funny, tragic and ultimately celebratory performance. 

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 40min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: January 12, 2023 Final Performance: January 22, 2023