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Theatre Novi Most: The Oldest Story in the World


Date: 09/24/2010 - 10/03/2010

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Southern Theater, Minneapolis 1420 Washington Ave., Mpls.

Cost: $24, $20


The Oldest Story in the World: A new telling of the epic of Gilgamesh
Directed by Lisa Channer

Friday and Saturday (Sept 24 and 25) at 8 p.m., Sunday (Sept. 26) at 7 p.m., Monday (Sept. 27) at 7 p.m., Thursday (Sept 30) at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday (Oct. 1 and 2) at 8 p.m., Sun. (Oct. 3) at 2 p.m.

There will be a post-show talk with the creative team on Saturday, September 25th and on Thursday, September 30th. Thursday will also feature a pre-show lecture on adapting Gilgamesh from 5:00 to 5:30.

Combining rigorous physical theater, live music and striking stage images, The Oldest Story in the World examines the enduring human question: how do we live knowing that we must die? The play weaves the story of king Gilgamesh and his companion Enkidu through different locations and time periods—Victorian England, modern day Iraq, the sexually charged realm of the gods—to resurrect this remarkably moving and relevant ancient story about how to live a human life, and the consequences of arrogance.

The Oldest Story in the World brings top video and theater designers from New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Minneapolis together with playwright Kira Obolensky and some of the Twin Cities’ most dynamic physical actors including Barbra Berlovitz, Julianna Drajko, Erik Hoover, Billy Mullaney, Stephen Pearce, Vladimir Rovinsky, Dario Tangelson, Vanessa Voskuil and Jeanne Willcoxon.

Cosponsored by the Embodying Gilgamesh collaborative.


  • Name: Institute for Advanced Study
  • E-mail: ias@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-5054
  • Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, Theatre Arts & Dance


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More information: http://www.theatrenovimost.org/gilgamesh.htm

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Southern Theater.

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