The New York Society Library’s Cataloging Department recently took a field trip to another membership library,
Phoebe Kreutz and Full Cast, Yolo, Gilgamesh: A Joke Folk Operetta
Yolo, Gilgamesh is a high-energy comic operetta based on the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh. Employing influences from P.G. Wodehouse and Jonathan Richman to Run-D.M.C., it 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 a genuine emotional core about that deepest of subjects: our shared mortality. This event is generously underwritten by Alexander Sanger in honor of Jeannette Watson Sanger.