Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage is set to take center stage at the Westport Country Playhouse Sunday, Sept. 29, with an hour-long talk in advance her play “Mlima’s Tale” scheduled to open Oct. 1.
Lynn Nottage: in Sunday conversation. Photo by Lynn Savarese
Titled “A Conversation with Lynn Nottage,” the free event will be held at 4 p.m. in the Playhouse’s Jason Robards Theatre.
“Mlima’s Tale,” which is directed by Mark Lamos, the Playhouse’s artistic director, runs through Saturday, Oct. 19.
Lamos is scheduled to lead the conversation, Playhouse officials said, adding that both will discuss the play, Nottage’s career and acclaimed body of work.
According to an announcement, “Mlima’s Tale” is about a beloved Kenyan elephant named Mlima hunted for his coveted ivory tusks.
As traffickers maneuver the illicit ivory market from Kenya to Vietnam to China, “the animal’s invincible spirit follows their path of desire, greed, crime and corruption,’ the announcement said.