( Fri., May. 11, 2018 - Sun., Jun. 3, 2018 )
Raleigh Little Theatre Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
Blood Done Sign My Name, by Mike Wiley, adapted from the novel by Tim Tyson: In this world premiere version, Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson sur-rounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC, and the events that followed. Marrow, who was black, was chased from a local store by three white men after reportedly making a crude remark to one of the men’s wives. They brutally beat Marrow, and then killed him with a bullet to the head in view of multiple witnesses. Despite the eyewitness reports, an all-white jury acquitted the men. The town’s black community responded to the events with an uprising that destroyed downtown businesses and several tobacco warehouses that held at least a million dollars in harvested crops.
For mature audiences.
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