Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau

January 31 – February 24, 2019

Jena, Louisiana: September, 2006 – an African American student sits under the school’s large oak tree, challenging its “whites only” status. The next morning, three nooses are discovered hanging from the tree; school administrators dismiss the incident as a prank. As racial tensions grow, six Jena High students wrestle with the causes and consequences of deeply-entrenched injustice. These young people speak openly about the prejudices and fears that stand in the way of their dreams, and find the courage to seek solutions for a better life for all.

Show Run Time: The run time of this production will be posted closer to Opening.


Marti Gobel, Director

Chantae Miller as Raylynn
Grace DeWolff as Toria
April Paul as Asha
Ibraheem Farmer as Justin


" exquisite play ... a powerful collaborative piece." - Edinburgh Spotlight

"...Morisseau knows where the truth lies, and it is rarely on solid ground." - The New York

AEC v1.0.4