Written by Phoebe Kreutz
Directed by Jacob Brandt
February 15th - 28th as part of the 2017 FRIGID Festival
Feb 15 8:50pm, Feb 18 5pm, Feb 21 10:30pm, Feb 25 5pm, Feb 28 8:50pm
$18 at www.horseTRADE.info (on sale January 15)
The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
The epic of the Gilgamesh is the first story ever written down by human beings and it is a doozy. Sex, power, violence, love, guilt, and death- it's all there. But now the classic tale is getting a lively, irreverent makeover in this high-spirited musical romp complete with cardboard sets, a self-orchestrated cast and toe-tapping joke folk hits!
With influences ranging from P.G. Wodehouse and Jonathan Richman to DMX, "Go! Go! Gilgamesh!" provides a clear way in to a sometimes-intimidating text. It’s tuneful. It’s irreverent. It’s got a magic bull, a sneaky prostitute, and a conga line. And all of this surrounds the genuine emotional core of our shared mortality. Yay!
The super sexy cast includes Paris Ellsworth, Susan Hwang, Phoebe Kreutz, Ezra Lowrey, Kim Onah, Michael Perrie Jr. and Yael Rizowy.