The Playwrights Foundation- Presents Marcus Gardley’s …AND JESUS MOONWALKS THE MISSISSIPPI

Marcus Gardley’s …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi

…and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a Playwrights Foundation Producing Partnership project with The Cutting Ball Theater.

Show Details

About the Play
Set on the banks of the Mississippi during the Civil War, …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic journey of forgiveness and redemption. Inspired by the myth of Demeter and Persephone, this deeply personal play combines traditional storytelling, gospel music, and a wicked sense of humor to create a rich, imaginative world that allows trees to preach, rivers to waltz and Jesus to moonwalk.

Featuring: Aldo Billingslea*, Rebecca Frank, Martin F. Grizzell Jr., Jeanette Harrison, Nicole C. Julien, Halili Knox, Erika A. McCrary, Sarah Mitchell, Erica Richardson, Zac Schuman, David Sinaiko, and David Westley Skillman.

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Read more about the play in the SF Chronicle: Jesus Moonwalks looks at race, identity”. And get your tickets soon! The show will sell out!

A Note from the Director: Amy Mueller
This play has taken five years to create. Our first go-round with the script was in 2005 at Playwrights Foundation’s Rough Readings Series, and from that moment on I have been its passionate advocate, knowing the play would find its first production in San Francisco. The play’s wildly theatrical gestures and poetic language drew my aesthetic interest, but it was its story that drew my heart, as I know it will draw yours. Don’t miss this epic, historical fantasia, narrated by none other than The Mississippi River!

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