Gilgamesh / by R. Sheth

October 11 and November 1, 2008

Written by Yusef Komunyakaa with Chad Gracia
Directed by Jennifer Shook
Music Direction by Robert Steel
Visual Design by Allie Herryman

Featuring: Matt Fletcher, Minita Gandhi, Josh Hoover, Tanya Chu McBride, Gabe Ruiz, Jenn SavaRyan, Isaac Sernoffsky, and Dwight Sora

The great Mesopotamian epic, the veritable Ur tale, is reimagined as a powerful verse play by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet and New York University professor Yusef Komunyakaa in collaboration with dramaturg Chad Gracia. Infused with powerful drama and human longing, the play captures historical narrative through a contemporary yet seemingly timeless lens.

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Poetry Foundation

Performed at The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago and at the Museum of Contemporary Art