Education and Community Engagement Programs around Lynn Nottage’s MLIMA’S TALE

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    Westport Country Playhouse

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    Funding will allow Westport Country Playhouse to offer several education and community engagement activities in conjunction with the production of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s newest work MLIMA’S TALE in fall 2019. This poignant play follows the spirit of Mlima, an African elephant killed for his tusks. With Mlima always present and embodied by a human actor, Nottage leads the audience through the shadowy and complicated world of the illicit international ivory trade. In collaboration with community partners, the Playhouse will offer several forums in which the audience can further explore the work on stage, its relationship to their own lives, and its impact on the larger world.

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