The Human Journey: Evan Linder's "Byhalia, Mississippi"


Byhalia, Mississippi Friday, June 7, 2019 - Sunday, July 7, 2019 The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: Playwright Evan Linder discusses his uncompromising exploration of race, family, and betrayal in the American South with "Byhalia, Mississippi"-- which won Chicago’s prestigious Jefferson Award in 2016 for Best New Work. Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are proud Southerners. When Laurel gives birth to their long overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives. Byhalia, Mississippi explores a couple in the midst of turmoil—and a town with a racially charged past that finds its way into the present. Explore the Human Journey at The Human Journey is an unprecedented collaboration between three of D.C.'s leading cultural institutions: the Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, and the National Gallery of Art. This initiative strives to promote deeper understanding of issues like migration (forced or by choice), exploration, identity, and the resilience of people to overcome the barriers and behaviors that stand in our way. The Human Journey also looks forward at how these forces will continue to shape our collective story and aid us in understanding ourselves in this century. Video by Storyline, Inc. ( Subscribe to The Kennedy Center!

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