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2017-2018 Season

Darius & Twig

KCTYA on Tour: January – March 2018
A Kennedy Center commission and production

On Harlem's 145th Street, teenage best friends Darius and Twig dream of a world beyond the confines of their daily lives. Darius is a writer, whose latest story might be published in a magazine — if only he can keep his alter ego, a fierce falcon, in check. And Twig is a runner, whose speed and endurance might bring him a scholarship — if only he can impress college scouts at an upcoming meet. But with Darius' mother barely scraping by, pressure from Twig's uncle to give up racing, and bullies Midnight and Tall Boy constantly on their case, these true-blue allies may not truly be free to use their gifts.

Based on the award-winning novel by Walter Dean Myers and adapted by Caleen Sinnette Jennings, this captivating tale is about the power of friendship. Street-smart and suspenseful, playful and profound, Darius & Twig is ultimately the story of two young men who must overcome obstacles by finding the best within themselves. Originally produced in the 2015-2016 season.

Performance schedule

January 22-26
West Palm Beach, FL
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
January 28-29
Cutler Bay, FL
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
January 30
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
February 6
Charleston, SC
Gaillard Municipal Auditorium
February 9
Purchase, NY
The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
February 13
Buffalo, NY
Shea's Performing Arts Center
February 15
Appleton, WI
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
February 20
Brookfield, WI
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
February 27
Clinton Township, MI
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
March 1-2
Cleveland, OH
Playhouse Square
March 6
Concord, NH
Capitol Center for the Arts
March 7
Purchase, NY
The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
March 8-9
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Performing Arts Center