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Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 8:00 PM

DIRECT CURRENT Theater

Take a walk through American history with fabulous entertainer Taylor Mac! A 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, his work uses songs of the time to chronicle our country from its founding in 1776 to today in a highly immersive and outrageously entertaining crash course in the 240 years (and counting) of American culture and dysfunction.

Price

$39 - $119

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Running Time: TBA

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"Mr. Mac gave me one of the great experiences of my life"The New York Times

Take a walk through American history with fabulous entertainer Taylor Mac! A 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama—and a recent winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama—his work uses songs of the time to chronicle our country from its founding in 1776 to today. Years in development, the show was originally performed in 2016 as a one-time, 24-hour event that made the New York Times annual list of Best Performances, Theater, and Music. This abridged version is a highly immersive and outrageously entertaining crash course in the 240 years (and counting) of American culture and dysfunction. Highlighting various musical styles and artistic voices ranging from murder ballads to disco, Walt Whitman to David Bowie, this night is “startlingly unique… a must-see for anyone who wants to see a kinder, gentler society” (Huffington Post).

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This event is part of the Kennedy Center's annual new celebration DIRECT CURRENT--an immersive showcase for cutting-edge contemporary arts and culture with a focus on interdisciplinary creations.
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