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Millikin University to perform "Blood at the Root"

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DECATUR — Millikin University’s School of Theatre and Dance will perform “Blood at the Root” in the Virginia Rogers Theatre located in Millikin's Center for Theatre & Dance.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, October 10.

Watch now: Center for Theatre & Dance at Millikin University

The play is based on real events at a high school in Jena, Louisiana, in 2006, where a tree sat unofficially reserved for white students only. Written by Dominique Morisseau, the story studies race, justice, hate crimes and an educational and judicial system through racial biases.

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Tickets are $15 for the general public, and free for Millikin University students with an ID. They can be purchased online or at the Kirkland Fine Arts office.


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