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Performances

Friday, October 20, 2017
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017
2:30 p.m. 

Friday, October 27, 2017
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017
2:30 p.m. 


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


...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi



COVID-19 and Our Production Season

In accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our patrons, students, faculty, and staff, all upcoming performances by the University Theatre and University Dance company have been postponed or cancelled. The box office has been in contact with all ticketholders for Indecent and Urinetown to arrange for refunds or credits toward future performances. We will post more information regarding future perfmances here as it becomes available. Please email us with any questions to theatretickets@ku.edu. Thank you for your past and future support of Theatre and Dance at KU!

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