Byhalia, Mississippi


Don’t miss this new Kennedy Center production of playwright Evan Linder’s uncompromising exploration of race, family, and betrayal in the American South, 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. Recommended for age 14 and up.

Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For Up to 15 Price Ranges
$49 - $89

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Box Office Phone: 202-467-4600

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 06/07/2019 - 07/07/2019
Sunday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 07:30pm--
Saturday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 07/04/2019 - 7:30pm


  • 06/28/2019 - 7:30pm


  • 06/22/2019 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 06/14/2019 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Jack Falahee Jim
Caroline Neff Laurel
Cecelia Wingate Celeste
Blake Anthony Morris Karl
Aime Donna Kelly Ayesha
Production Personnel
Evan Linder
Kimberly Senior
Costume Designer
Jennifer Caprio
Set Designer
Cameron Anderson
Sound Designer
Mikhail Fiksel
Lighting Designer
Jennifer Reiser


The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
2700 F. Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

Getting There

  • Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)
  • Free Kennedy Center shuttle bus available from the Foggy Bottom Metro to Kennedy Center


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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