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the road weeps...the well runs dry

Event Type: Theatre
Facility: Theatre 2 (THR)
Presented By: School of Theatre
Description: 
Surviving centuries of slavery, revolts and ‘the trail of tears’, a community of self-proclaimed Freedmen (Black Native Americans) incorporate the first all-black town in Wewoka, Oklahoma. But the very foundations of the town are put to the test when the new religion and the old way come head to head, their former enslavers try to seize their land, and the leader of the Freedmen makes use of his brilliant, "burning" immortality.  At its core, the play is about a group of people whose faith and identity are put to test when their water well runs dry.  

This journey is part of Launching New Plays into the Repertoire, an initiative-led by the Lark Play Development Center-supporting the advancement of vital stories to the stage nationally and globally with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.  Follow the road on its journey to theatres across the country -Perseverance Theatre in Alaska, Pillsbury House Theatre in Minnesota, Los Angeles Theatre Center in California and here at USF in April of 2014.  We hope you will join us in the community events surrounding this production-we are excited to be a part of this theatrical consortium.  
Date: 4/10/2014
Event Information: For event information please visit: http://theatreanddance.arts.usf.edu/.
 
Purchase Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/107070
 
Location: THR-Hall/Stage
Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Time: 10:30 PM
 
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