Blood at the Root

May 5, 2022 - May 21, 2022
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Location

Alexander Stage at Whitman College

Contact Information

Date/Time Information

May 5-7 & 19-21, 2022 at 8 PM & May 8 at 2 PM

Event Description

by Dominique Morisseau Directed by Gamal Abdel Chasten 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 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.

Fees/Admission

$12 Adult, $8 Faculty & Staff, Senior (60+), and Non-Whitman Students, $6 High School Students, Free to Whitman Students