Vivian's Music 1969

Press Opening

07/06/2019 - 2:00pm

Inspired by these real events: in 1969, in a segregated city in the American Midwest bursting with racial tension, a 14-year-old black girl named Vivian was shot by a white cop, igniting one of the worst race riots in American history. No one knew anything about her, just her name, her age, and how she died. This fantasia for two actors gives Vivian a life, a family, a love of music, and a reason to live; the jazz legend who’s back in the neighborhood might be her real father. Can they find each other, before the city explodes? Edinburgh Fringe Festival review: "A moment of theatrical brilliance." Gareth Vile, The List.

Anacotia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE
Washington, DC 20020

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