TRIA Theatre
Gilgamesh and Enkidu
Pivot Arts Festival
The Edge Theatre
5451 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
The Edge Theatre
5451 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
The Edge Theatre
5451 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Music, New Work
Runs Jun 07Jun 09, 2019

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 world’s oldest written narrative with maqam-style Iraqi music and 21st century biography, highlighting Moneka’s own exile from Baghdad. Gilgamesh and Enkidu fuses highly physical theatre, soul-filled musical expression, ancient text and intimate storytelling, illuminating the tale’s eternal mysteries of mortality and the universal balm of friendship.

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