Hold onto your ball caps, Toronto, because Soulpepper Theatre is about to unleash a theatrical marvel that’s as Canadian as well, maple syrup??– King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild! Brace yourselves for a mesmerizing blend of theatre and music that’ll transport you from the present-day to the ancient world. Directed by the visionary Seth Bockley, and featuring the dynamic duo Ahmed Moneka and Jesse LaVercombe alongside the acclaimed Arabic-Maqam fusion band, Moneka Arabic Jazz, this show is the ultimate fusion of cultures, stories, and sounds.
Imagine a story that seamlessly weaves together the epic tale of Gilgamesh with the modern-day journey of Ahmed Moneka, an Iraqi actor turned Canadian musician. King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild is not just a show; it’s a rollercoaster of friendship, art, ambition, and the deep questions of life, all presented on one electrifying stage. Get ready for laughter, tears, and a whole lot of heart.
Co-creator and performer Jesse LaVercombe sums it up best: “This show is like a buddy comedy for the ages. Picture a journey from the Great White North to ancient Mesopotamia, filled with heart and hilarity.”
But why blend these two tales? According to co-creator and director Seth Bockley, “Friendship is a timeless narrative. Whether it’s the bond between King Gilgamesh and his beastly friend Enkidu or the modern-day camaraderie of Jesse and Ahmed in Toronto, the lesson is crystal clear: friends are the compass of our true selves. They’re the unfiltered mirrors that help us navigate life’s crazy journey.”
This production isn’t just a play; it’s an experience that’ll take you on a journey through time and space, all while celebrating the power of human connections.
So, when can you catch this theatrical extravaganza? Mark your calendars from July 25 to August 6, 2023, at 7:30 pm (Fridays at 7 pm, Mondays are your day of rest). And for those who prefer their drama during the day, there are weekend and Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm. All the magic happens at the Michael Young Theatre, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 50 Tank House Lane.
Now, let’s talk tickets! Prices range from $25.00 to $65.00, making this an entertainment steal you won’t want to miss.
Ready to be whisked away on an epic journey of laughter, contemplation, and celebration? Grab your tickets and get ready to witness the fusion of ancient tales and modern melodies. This is theatre that’ll leave your heart humming and your soul dancing! To secure your spot in this captivating experience, visit: Soulpepper’s Ticket Page