Show Way: A Book in Concert

  The Kennedy Center - Family Theater
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566, United States

 May 28 - May 29

 Full Price: $20
Our Price: $10

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  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 / 1:30pm
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 / 4:00pm
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022 / 1:30pm
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022 / 4:00pm


Soonie's great-grandma was just 7 years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She began to stitch a Show Way, a quilt with secret meanings to show enslaved people the way to freedom. As each generation passes, the Show Way shines a light on the past and paves a road to the future, stitching together possibility and promise. Education Artist-in-Residence Jacqueline Woodson’s Newbery-winning book of history, love, and resilience becomes a world premiere stage adaptation with new music by Tyrone L. Robinson and directed by Schele Williams. This moving, lyrical account based on Woodson’s own family pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters’ lives—from enslavement to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches, and the fight for literacy.


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