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Hell in High Water

By Marcus Gardley
Directed by Francine Thomas Reynolds
Music Directed by Vasti Jackson
Choreographed by Tiffany Jefferson

January 29-February 2 and February 5-9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
February 3 and February 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $30; $25 seniors, students, and military; group rates available

Hell in High Water relives the account of the Great Flood of 1927. Set in Greenville Mississippi, this story follows the social, economic, and political realities of an entire city of people who are subject to the powerful will of the Mississippi River. Fathers and sons are pitted against each other in this stunning true story of courage and cowardice; power and poverty; life and survival. With music that seeps into your bones and flows through your spirit, Hell in High Water weaves a visual and auditory masterpiece that must be seen to be believed.  Recommended for ages 12+

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Hell in High Water Playbill

Study Guide
Hell in High Water Study Guide

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Panel Discussions

History is Lunch: Hell in High Water
January 16, 2019; 12 p.m.
Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums
Participants: The Cast of Hell in High Water from New Stage Theatre as well as Dr. Robert Luckett, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Alexander Center for the Study of the African American Experience at Jackson State University

Impact of the Great Flood of 1927 on the Community Both Then and Now
January 31, 2019; 6:15 p.m.
Hewes Room at New Stage Theatre
Participants: Vasti Jackson, multiple Grammy nominated world renowned guitarist and vocalist; Dr. Robert Luckett, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Alexander Center for the Study of the African American Experience at Jackson State University; and Dr. Rolando Herts, Executive Director of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area
Program for Panel Discussion 1.31.19

Race, Class, and Tragedy in the Mississippi Delta
February 10, 2019; 1 p.m.
Hewes Room at New Stage Theatre
Participants: Vondaris “Von” Gordon, Youth Engagement Coordinator at the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation; Senator Derrick T. Simmons, Distrist 12—Bolivar, Coahoma, Washington Counties; Dr. Robert Luckett, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Alexander Center for the Study of the African American Experience at Jackson State University; Jake McGraw, Coordinator for Rethink Mississippi and editor of rethinkms.org
Program for Panel Discussion 2.10.19

Hell in High Water :30 Radio Spot

Press Photos & Artwork
Photo Credit Kyle Tillman and New Stage Theatre
Artwork Credit Thomas Ezell

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