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Performances

Buy Tickets NowFriday, October 20
7:30 p.m. 

Buy Tickets NowSaturday, October 21
7:30 p.m. 

Buy Tickets NowSunday, October 22
2:30 p.m. 

Buy Tickets NowFriday, October 27
7:30 p.m. 

Buy Tickets NowSaturday, October 28*
7:30 p.m. 

Buy Tickets NowSunday, October 29
2:30 p.m. 

*There wiil be a talk-back following the performance on October 28th.


Ticket Prices

Adults - $20
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $19
KU Faculty/Staff - $19
KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi
by Marcus Gardley

Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Take me to the river.

This genre-defying “signature play” by critically-acclaimed writer Marcus Gardley weaves together gods and myths from different cultures and times in a distinctively American tapestry. Lyrical, intense, and uncompromising, Jesus Moonwalks transforms the Civil War into a contemporary epic poem.

Trigger Warning - This production includes:

  • Lynching
  • Explicit language and dialect, including use of the N-word
  • Brief, female partial nudity
  • Disturbing imagery of war and violence
  • Use of strobe lights

For more information, please read the Dramaturg's Notes (PDF).

Directed by Kevin Vavasseur
Musical Direction & Original Music by Ryan McCall
Scenic Design by Kelly Vogel
Lighting Design by Ann Sitzman
Costume Design by Lexey Jost
Dramaturgy by Jane Barnette 
Stage Management by Martha Keslar

Cast

Po'em..............Ayzia Denei Underwood
Miss Ssippi..............Kim Griddine
Damascus/Demeter..............Tinashe Mukoyi
Free Girl..............Mija Jones
Yankee Pot Roast..............Ty Skillman
Jean Verse..............Jake Gillespie
The Great Tree/Jesus..............Dominique Waller
Blanche Verse..............Hannah Finch
Brer Bit..............Jordan Michael Grant
Cadence Marie Verse..............Victoria Kilkenny

Cast and Creative Team photos and bios


Hearing Assistive Tech LogoAudio Description logoInfrared hearing-assistive headsets are available for all performances of ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi.
Audio description for the visually impaired may be requested in advance from KU Audio Reader.

 



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