Blood at the RootJanuary 31-March 03

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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 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.

The run time of this production is 85 minutes with no intermission.

Cast & Show Gallery

Marti Gobel, Director
Chantae Miller as Raylynn
Grace DeWolff as Toria
April Paul as Asha
Ibraheem Farmer as Justin
Casey Hoekstra as Colin
Justin Lee as De’Andre

Jason Fassl, Scenic & Lighting Design
Marti Gobel, Costume Design
David Cecsarini, Sound Design
Kemet Gobel, Composer
Alicia Rice, Choreographer
Marti Gobel, Movement & Stomp Director
Heidi Salter, Properties Design
Mike Fischer, Dramaturg
Jessica Connelly, Stage Manager

Contact Information

The Ticket Office is open daily, noon to 5 pm, and until show time on performance dates. Summer Ticket Office hours are in effect from Memorial Day to Labor Day. During the summer the Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, noon to 5 pm, and two hours prior to performances. Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone or in person.

Phone: 414.278.0765
Email: boxoffice@nextact.org
Physical Address: 255 S. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53204