by George Brant – directed by Garrett Ayers
Free Preview 9/7/17 and Pay-What-You-Will 9/10/17
September, 1916. Carrying boundless momentum (and a 6-ton elephant), a traveling circus makes its way to a small town in Tennessee, only to stumble into catastrophe. A poignant story based on true events, Elephant’s Graveyard uses humor, music and deep pathos to explore the multiple perspectives of history, the elusiveness of memory, and the uniquely American appetite for spectacle and violence. Featuring an original Piedmont Blues score. Keene Prize for Literature.
“Elephants got those brains like traps, don’t forget nothin’. People? People got short mem’ries…” – Hungry Townsperson
“A theatrical masterpiece.”
Columbia City Paper
Elephant's Graveyard made its first debut in 2007 with a production by the University of Texas at the Oscar Brockett Theatre in Austin, Texas. Ten years later, the play’s redolent themes and the discussions it sparks are still “topical, important and necessary,”...
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