... and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi

8:00 pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019
9:30 pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019
820 Commonwealth Ave., Brookline, MA
Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre
Set on the banks of the Mississippi River during the apex of the Civil War, "...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi" is an excavation of antebellum history told through a poetic reimagining of the myth of Persephone and Demeter. In playwright Marcus Gardley’s own words: “Jesus Moonwalks is in a lot of ways my signature play. It is based upon a story my great-grandmother used to tell about her father who fled the bonds of slavery and traveled the country in search of his family.”

"Blending personal narrative, Greek and Yoruba mythology, black folktales and biblical iconography, ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi weaves a story of grace, humor, pain and transformation to create a distinctly American quilt.” – Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

$15 General Admission | $10 BU Alumni | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability