Whether you’re familiar with Jason Reynolds’s New York Times best-selling book or not, you’re in for a tense, riveting journey when you see the stage interpretation of Long Way Down. The show is playing now through November 4 at The Kennedy Center, and follows the seven-floor elevator ride of lead character Will.
His brother has just been shot, and the short ride is full of anger, contemplation, and revelations as he attempts to get revenge for his injured brother. The stage show is so captivating because it is performed entirely in free-form poetry, and takes a sixty second elevator ride and turns it into a spellbinding 65 minute show. Lead actor Justin Weaks is positively magnetic in his portrayal of Will, and the show couldn’t be more timely and compelling.
Tickets range from $25 – $35. Attendees are encouraged to be at least 12 years old. A more in depth conversation about the content of Long Way Down will be held after each performance with special guests.