...And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi

By Marcus Gardley

Director: Dr. Colleen Rua

Scenic Designer: Samantha Lewis

Lighting Designer: Ryan Bailey

Costume Designer: Kami Lagrosa

Sound Designer: James Dennis
Photographer: Suzanna Mars

January 2020 - UF School of Theatre + Dance

This play presents a version of the myth of Demeter as an allegory for racism, identity, and family in the American South during the Civil War. Many moments utilized movement work, slow-motion, and dance to emphasize the other-worldly nature of the characters. The set emphasized not only the importance of the River but also the quilting-together of the many stories within and without the play.

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