There’s a play in the blackbox theater at the Aronoff (the 5/3 Bank Theater) running through October 7, that is fascinating as an epic, a reflection, in its technical presentation and its excellent casting.
I love the ancient stories, and here’s Gilgamesh and his friend EnkiDu, a tale of their battle, the good life, Gilgamesh’s boredom, the slaying of nature (that’s how you can tell it’s one of the first patriarchal stories), the death of EnkiDu, the exile of Gilgamesh. And here’s Josh and Ken, army warriors in Iraq right now. There are dreams and nightmares, goddesses and gods, woven into a striking pattern.
I was too stunned to give the actors the standing ovation they, and their excellent director, Regina Pugh, deserved. The Performance Gallery, www.performancegallery.org, is innovative, creative, edgy.
I always trust their work – you’ll never find same old, same old when PG is in the house.