Cast: Wigasi Brant , Marvette Knight, Gavin Lawrence, Isayah Phillips
How do they add up what a 10 year-old boy’s life is worth to his parents?
An African American family’s strength and faith are tested after their young son is shot and killed by a white police officer. With compassion, humor, a touch of fantasy, and a unique facility for language, Rahman’s characters cope with the aftermath of tragedy by looking for meaning and a magic charm, or mojo, that will pull them through this difficult time.
The Mojo and The Sayso was recently named in American Theatre magazine as one of a handful of plays that could spark a national conversation, at a time when racial relations have become increasingly strained. Theatre LILA is proud to be collaborating with Milwaukee’s Bronzeville Arts Ensemble on this important production and the outreach project Real Stories About Race.