The Mojo & The Sayso
By Aishah Rahman
Directed by Jessica Lanius
Presented by Theatre LILA in collaboration with Milwaukee’s Bronzeville Arts Ensemble
How do they add up what a 10-year-old boy’s life is worth to his parents?
An African American family’s strength and faith are tested after their young son is shot and killed by a white police officer. With compassion, humor, a touch of fantasy, and a unique facility for language, Rahman’s characters cope with the aftermath of tragedy by looking for meaning and a magic charm, or mojo, that will pull them through this difficult time.
The Mojo and The Sayso was recently named in American Theatre magazine as one of a handful of plays that could spark a national conversation, at a time when racial relations have become increasingly strained. Theatre LILA is proud to be collaborating with Milwaukee’s Bronzeville Arts Ensemble on this important production. Visit theatrelila.com for information on participating in free storytelling workshops in conjunction with both of these productions.
The cast of The Mojo and the Sayso includes Marvette Knight (seen in last season’s The Suitcase Dreams), Gavin Lawrence, Isayah Phillips, and Wigasi Brant.
Produced by Theatre Lila at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, Madison
Performances: February 18-21, 2016
Performance Times: Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm (Preview) Friday, February 19 at 7:30pm Saturday, February 20 at 2:30pm Saturday, February 20 at 7:30pm Sunday, February 21 at 2:30pm
Ticket Prices: Adults - $29 Students - $15
Call 608-258-1414 for reservations or more information.