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This show closed on July 7, 2019

About Byhalia, Mississippi

Don’t miss this new Kennedy Center production of playwright Evan Linder’s uncompromising exploration of race, infidelity, and family. Winner of Chicago’s prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work in 2016, the play centers on Jim and Laurel—they are broke, young, and deeply in love. They are also about to become new parents. When Laurel gives birth to their overdue child, the biracial baby is a surprise to everyone, especially her husband Jim, igniting a firestorm in their small southern town.

Jack Falahee, star of ABC’s "How to Get Away With Murder," plays the role of Jim in the heartfelt comedy. Joining Falahee are Aimé Donna Kelly as Ayesha, Blake Anthony Morris as Karl, Joseph Jefferson Award–winning Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Caroline Neff as Laurel, and Joseph Jefferson Award winner Cecelia Wingate as Celeste.

Captioned performance: Friday, 6/14 at 7:30pm

Audio-described performance: Saturday, 6/22 at 2pm

ASL-interpreted performance: Friday, 6/28 at 7:30pm

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TBD

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Age

Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains mature content and situations.

An important play of reconciliation… we need this story of interracial friendship even more now.
Chicago Tribune
Funny and enlightening.
DC Metro Theater Arts
Bottom line: Byhalia, Mississippi is definitely worth a visit.
Broadway World

Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, Washington, DC 20566

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