Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 2:00pm to 9:30pm

Fine Arts Guignol Building, Briggs Theatre
531 S Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40506-0020

Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau Performances: February 23-25 at 7:30 pm and February 25 & 26 at 2:00 pm, 2023 Director TBA Briggs Theatre General Admission: $10 for Students/ $15 for Adults (plus $2.00 ticketing fee to SCFA) A striking ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students from Louisiana who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, Detroit '67, Skeleton Crew), who’s 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.

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