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Performance Dates: January 26 – February 12, 2023

* COVID Precautions for indoor events Beginning with our June, 2022 performances, we will require audience members to wear a high-quality mask (3-ply surgical, KN95, N95) in lieu of checking vaccination status, and we will offer 3-ply surgical or KN95 masks to audience members as needed. We are continuing to limit our audience capacity to 50%.

MLIMA’S TALE by Lynn Nottage / January 26 – February 12, 2023

Directed by Ana Radulescu

Thought Provoking ▪ Global Drama

There’s a ghost on the Ivory Highway. It follows the tusk of an elephant across thousands of miles, over land and sea, and feels each hand it touches along the way. Who is culpable in this underground global market? Can we learn from Mlima’s Tale?

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