Ancient Inception Story Gilgamesh from Constellation Theatre
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The last date listed for Gilgamesh was Saturday June 1, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Enter the ancient, mystical dreamscape of Journey to the West, an epic stage adaptation of the… More
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Featured review from Susan JosephRed Velvet
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Plays are notoriously difficult to carve from picaresque works like the epic of Gilgamesh, a sprawling epic that follows the demigod ruler Gilgamesh and his animal counterpart Inkiddu who demonstrate together the qualities that make a good ruler. The Constellation Theatre used an evocative new translation by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, but words were, as they should have been, only one way to tell the story. Just as important were uniformly brilliant costumes, setting, dance, mime, and a well integrated semi-improvised percussion score. The acting was extremely polished and the whole company worked well together, but everything important and startling happened in the first act, with the short second act just a diminuendo. I was very happy to see this innovative production from one of the best companies in the DC Metropolitan area.
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Running time is two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission.
About the Ticket Supplier: Constellation Theatre Company
Constellation Theatre Company is dedicated to creating theatre that is epic, expansive and essential. Constellation’s plays and musicals share the characteristics of elevated language, expressive design and an acting style of heightened, archetypal action. Like bright lights in the dark sky, their shows seek to illuminate the human experience in ways that are powerful, dynamic and relevant today.