KING GILGAMESH & THE MAN OF THE WILD
By Seth Bockley, Ahmed Moneka & Jesse LaVercombe
December 31 - January 8, 2023
A present-day story of friendship interwoven with the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh
KING GILGAMESH & THE MAN OF THE WILD is a one-act theater-music production featuring Ahmed Moneka and Jesse LaVercombe alongside celebrated Arabic-maqam / jazz band, Moneka Arabic Jazz. A present-day story of friendship interweaves with the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, and along the way traces Ahmed’s real-life journey from exiled actor to acclaimed musician. With themes of art, ambition, sex, fatherhood, mortality and identity, this two-man epic spans centuries, cultures, and continents in a moving, funny, tragic, and ultimately celebratory performance.
This next JUNGLE PRESENTS show gives the Jungle the exciting opportunity to partner with with a Toronto-based creative team including exiled Iraqi artist Ahmed Moneka as well as Jesse LaVercombe, familiar to Jungle audiences from past Christmas at Pemberley installments.
As part of the Jungle’s values, we believe a play isn’t complete without an audience and to make our performances accessible to our community, we re excited to continue PAY AS YOU ARE pricing for single ticket purchasers.
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DECEMBER 31 - JANUARY 8, 2023
ASL INTERPRETED PERFROMANCE January 8
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE January 6
OPEN CAPTION PERFORMANCE January 7
OPENING NIGHT December 31
RUN TIME 100 minutes
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