Blood at the Root

By: 
Dominique Morisseau

This drama is based in the true story of the Jena Six: six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after a provoking incident on campus. “When the central character, a black female student named Raylynn, decides it’s time for change in her high school, she sits under a tree around which only white students regularly gather. In response - as was the case in Jena - nooses are subsequently hung from that tree, causing many black students to erupt in protest." (American Theatre)

This piece is filled with poetry, music, and choreography which help lift up the script’s important message.

Content Warning: This play contains topics related to the marginalization of specific groups, and the use of language and images that may be disturbing to some.

Directed by: 
Margaret Kemp (guest director)
Dates: 
March 2, 2022 - 7:30pm
March 3, 2022 - 7:30pm
March 4, 2022 - 7:30pm
March 5, 2022 - 7:30pm
March 6, 2022 - 2:00pm
March 9, 2022 - 7:30pm
March 10, 2022 - 7:30pm
March 11, 2022 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Bertha Martin Theatre
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