Onstage Student Field Trip - Theatre Lila's The Mojo And The Sayso
Fri, Feb 19 - Wed, Feb 24, 2016
The Playhouse: $9
Grades 9 - 12
This page includes information for school performances of Theatre Lila’s The Mojo And The Sayso. For public performances, click here
This performance is sold out. However, if you are interested in this show we suggest Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks on Tuesday, February 9 at 12:30 PM and Wednesday, February 10 at 12:30 PM.
Theatre LILA asks: what artistic action can we take to be a part of the important conversations surrounding the new civil rights movement inspired by the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford and now Madison’s own Tony Robinson? We found our answer in The Mojo and The Sayso, Aishah Rahman’s lyrical and realist drama about one family dealing with such a loss. The play tells the story of how one African-American family’s strength and faith are tested as they search for a talisman powerful enough to save them after the senseless death of their young son. With compassion, humor, and a unique sense of language, Aishah Rahman guides you on a journey where the distinctions between comedy, fantasy, and tragedy disappear.
- Curriculum Connections: Arts, Social Emotional, Social Studies
Series sponsored by American Girl’s Fund for Children. Additional funding provided by the DeAtley Family Foundation, Teresa Welch and Nancy Barklage, A. Paul Jones Charitable Trust, the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, Sandy and Jun Lee, Promega Corporation, Madison-Kipp Corporation, the Evjue Foundation-the charitable arm of The Capital Times, Sara and Eliot Butler, and and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts. Help make arts experiences real for hundreds of thousands of people at overturecenter.org/about/support.