'Blood at the Root' takes Centre Stage

'Blood at the Root' takes Centre Stage

two male actors standing in spotlights onstage with production computer screens and lighting controls in foreground

"Blood at the Root," a newly commissioned play by award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, will be performed by School of Theatre students at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center March 25-April 5 before embarking on an international tour this summer. The play was inspired by the story of the “Jena Six,” six black teenagers in Jena, La., who were charged with attempted murder for a schoolyard fight in 2006 after nooses were hung from a tree at their high school.

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