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A theatrical composition, whose characters reveal their own rhythms
Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley
Based on the book by Toni Morrison
Directed by Awoye Timpo
Music by Marcus Shelby
Harlem, 1926. The city overflows with Jazz. Folks move with musicality, and speak rhythms, and in the heart of it all is Violet.
Her husband’s affair with a beautiful young woman sets off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts.
Adapted from Toni Morrison’s stunning novel and musically underscored by Bay Area jazz musician Marcus Shelby—Jazz is a theatrical composition.
Peeling back, layered accounts and alternating perspectives expose ultimately sympathetic characters, who—like the growing New York neighborhood and the winding woods of their youth—reveal their own rhythms.
Tickets: $25 – $70
Discounts for seniors, under 30, teens, military families and teachers are available.
Group Discounts: Purchase 8 or more tickets and receive a $7 discount off each ticket. MTC will also waive any applicable order fees. As the organizer of a group, your ticket is free! Contact the Box Office for more details.
Additional time info:
Tue-Sat evenings – 7:30 pm
Sat-Sun afternoons – 2:00 pm
Pre-Show Discussions: Join members of MTC’s artistic staff to discuss the play, playwright and play’s themes on Wednesdays before the 7:30pm performances.
After Words: Join a member of MTC’s artistic staff (often with one or more members of the cast) for a Q&A talkback after every performance, except Saturday evenings and Opening and Closing Nights.
Previews: April 25-28 (Sun 4/28: 4:00 pm)
Perspectives Matinee: May 9, 1:00 pm
397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Please arrive at the theater early enough to give yourself ample time to find parking.
Parking lots are conveniently located adjacent to the theater, but DO NOT park in front of an open business, especially in the Eggers Plaza parking lot behind the theater, as your car may be towed. Parking along creek in the Eggers Plaza parking lot is allowed.
If these lots are full, free street parking is available on Miller Avenue and on the neighborhood streets around the theater. We recommend that you arrive at the theater at least a half hour prior to curtain.
Please be aware: Cars parked in front of open businesses may be towed.