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Blood Done Sign My Name

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Ticket Info: In this world premier version, Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections of author Tim Tyson surrounding 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. Tyson, who was 10 at the time, recounts how the conflagration of events shaped his life. He offers us an opportunity to examine our own roles in the complex and often confusing racial fabric of America.

Upcoming Places

Raleigh Little Theatre
Fri, May 11 2018 at 8pm
Sat, May 12 2018 at 8pm
Sun, May 13 2018 at 3pm
Thu, May 17 2018 thru Sat, May 19 2018 at 8pm
Sun, May 20 2018 at 3pm
Thu, May 24 2018 thru Sat, May 26 2018 at 8pm
Sun, May 27 2018 at 3pm

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