Curtain rises for 'Blood at the Root' at noon FRIDAY; free to public
Noon, Friday, Feb. 7, Forum Theatre
The curtain rises for the stage production, “Blood at the Root,” at noon, Friday, Feb. 7, in the campus’ Forum Theatre. The event is free to the public.
Commissioned by the Penn State School of Theatre, the play was written by Dominique Morisseau, a playwright and actress, and directed by Steve Broadnax, associate professor of theatre and head of the Graduate Acting program at Penn State University Park.The drama was inspired by the Jena Six, a group of black teenagers convicted in the beating of a white student at Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana. The six were charged with attempted murder for a schoolyard fight after nooses were hung from a large tree in the center of the school courtyard. The tree was referred to by students as the "white tree.”