'The Oldest Story in the World' at Southern Theater
It may be known as an ancient story--if not the most ancient--but the new production of The Oldest Story in the World by Minneapolis-based Theatre Novi Most is a modern-day retelling that should render this tale anything but obsolete. Playing at the Southern Theater, audiences will experience contemporary physical theater, alongside original music.
Originally called "Humanity's First Story," it was found carved into 11 clay tablets around 1700 BCE--a thousand years before The Iliad. Yet the production is still relevant today as it intertwines the lessons of Gilgamesh with present-day crises. By putting the ancient tale into a current landscape, this adaptation should bring audiences to examine current perspectives.
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