Blood at the Root

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ADULT: $15.00, STUDENT: $10.00
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tree with head of young person in roots, text says blood at the root

UK Department of Theatre + Dance presents
Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau
Briggs Theatre


A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Skeleton Crew) whose title is inspired by the song Strange Fruit, recorded by  Billy Holiday, examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life. 

General Admission.


Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.
Created 08/11/2022
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Last Updated 09/07/2022