Digging Up Dessa


Dessa is a 21st-century girl with no shortage of struggles, secrets, and mysteries to solve. From dinosaur bones to hidden memories, the world is filled with buried treasures just waiting to be uncovered. Luckily, thanks to the mysterious appearance of a remarkable friend—the pioneering 19th-century English paleontologist Mary Anning—young Dessa knows just how to excavate them!

Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
70 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$20 - $20

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Box Office Phone: 202-416-8524

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/03/2018 - 02/18/2018
Sunday 01:30pm04:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday ---
Friday ---
Saturday 11:30am01:30pm05:00pm
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 02/03/2018 - 4:00pm
  • 02/14/2018 - 12:31pm
  • 12/15/2018 - 12:31pm

Dark Days

  • 02/03/2018 - 11:00am
  • 02/03/2018 - 5:00pm
Performer Role
Alina Collins Maldonado Dessa
Jackie Renee Robinson Mary Anning
Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan Esther
Chris Stinson Nilo
Production Personnel
Laura Schellhardt
Rives Collins
Costume Designer
Jen Gillette
Set Designer
Deb Booth
Sound Designer
Kenny Neal
Lighting Designer
Martha Mountain
Deborah Wicks La Puma
Projections/Media Designer
Patrick Lord


The Kennedy Center Family Theater
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

Getting There

  • Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)
  • Free Kennedy Center shuttle bus available from the Foggy Bottom Metro to Kennedy Center


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Digging Up Dessa at the Museum!