Long Way Down
This event posted by: orock
Saturday, October 27, 2018 thru Sunday, November 04, 2018
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
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World premiere Kennedy Center commission
Sixty seconds. Seven floors. One elevator. Fifteen-year-old Will’s brother has just been shot, and Will is ready to follow “The Rules”: 1) “No Crying.” 2) “No Snitching.” 3) “Get Revenge.” But on the ride down, with his brother’s gun in his pocket, his plan is interrupted by a few visitors.
D.C.-area native Jason Reynolds’s New York Times best-selling book comes to the stage in a compelling and timely production. Told entirely in free-form poetry, Long Way Down captures the potent minute Will contemplates retaliation. As mysterious guests appear at each floor, Will realizes there might be a bigger story to be told. He knows who he’s after. Or does he?
Most enjoyed by age 12 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Stay after for a Deeper Dive
After all performances, special guest experts will engage audiences in a conversation that unpacks the themes presented on stage.
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