Blood at the Root

1714 Andy Holt Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
1714 Andy Holt Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
  • Date(s): March 2, 2022 to March 13, 2022
  • Location: Clarence Brown Theatre

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A Black high school student sits under a tree seemingly reserved for whites.  The next day, three nooses appear on the tree.  A few weeks later, a fight erupts. The Black students are charged with attempted murder.  Inspired by the true story of the Jena 6, racial double standards and inequality in the criminal justice system are explored in this contemporary drama from the playwright of Detroit ’67.

This production contains adult content.

Blood at the Root