The story ends with the carvings on this wall, but it begins, as so many stories do, with a king. – “Gilgamesh”
This summer, the Players will be premiering their third show, entitled Gilgamesh, at the 2010 Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
Gilgamesh is adapted from The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian legend. It tells the tale of Gilgamesh, the semi-divine King of Uruk, a city-state in ancient Sumeria. The gods created Gilgamesh to restore order to Uruk, but eventually the King becomes a tyrant, and the gods decide to create Enkidu the wild man, hoping he can beat some sense into Gilgamesh. Naturally, the two become best friends shortly thereafter. But when Enkidu dies as a result of one of their ambitious quests, Gilgamesh loses it and embarks on an epic journey to find the secret of immortality.
The 2010 Winnipeg Fringe Festival runs July 14-25. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students, seniors and temple harlots. Recommended for general audience, but kids under 10 not admitted (subject matter, comedic sexual content). Show times are as follows:
Thursday, July 15 – 9:45 PM
Friday, July 16 – 12:15 PM
Saturday, July 17 – 10:30 PM
Tuesday, July 20 – 3:15 PM
Wednesday, July 21 – 1:45 PM
Friday, July 23 – 12:15 PM
Saturday, July 24 – 7:15 PM