Welcome to Braggsville
Wed Jun 7, 2017 – Sat Jul 1, 2017
Center Theatre at Seattle Center Armory
The Armory at Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Book-It presents a darkly funny, world-premiere adaptation of Welcome to Braggsville, a novel by T. Geronimo Johnson. When good ol’ boy D’aron Davenport lets it slip that his hometown in Georgia hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, his new friends at UC Berkeley plan to stage a protest in the form of a “performative intervention.” Armed with youthful exuberance and misguided ideas of the South, the intervention has devastating consequences.
Welcome to Braggsville is an astonishing, razor-sharp satire of contemporary American issues following a college student whose personal tragedy becomes the center of a national media storm. With a sincere heart, this coming-of-age novel for a new generation intimately explores how all Americans are linked to — and culpable in — the country’s racial injustices.
Mature content including strong language, racial slurs, some violence, and potentially triggering situations.