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The small town of Elaine is the flashpoint for this tale of social and racial unrest in 1919 Arkansas. Black sharecroppers Effie and Virgil are attempting to organize with others for better wages when emotions and violence erupt amongst White and Black residents, leading to one of the deadliest racial confrontations in American history. In part two of the play, two interracial couples accidently stumble upon present day Elaine only to discover the effects of history in their “post-racial” society.

by Christina M. Ham, directed by Marion McClinton and stars Jennifer Blagen, Dan Hopman, James A. Williams and Regina Marie Williams.

May 27 – June 26, 2016

Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

at Pillsbury House Theatre

3501 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN
Directions and parking | Accessibility

Tickets: Buy tickets online or call 612-825-0459.

Pick Your Price. Pay what you want for every performance, every night. (Regular price: $25)
Box Office Hours:
9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Mondays – Fridays
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Wednesdays – Saturdays during performances
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Sundays during performances
Groups: Contact Chris at 612-787-3622 or

Additional Important Dates:

  • Post-Show Discussions 
    • Thursday, June 2
    • Thursday, June 9
    • Thursday,  June 16
    • Thursday, June 23

The discussions will be facilitated by our community partner, The African American Leadership Forum.

  • ASL Interpreted Performance: Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 pm by Jonella Titus and Breanna Colaianni.
  • Audio-Described Performance: Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 pm by Laurie Pape Hadley.

Run time:   2:15 minutes, one intermission
Recommended Age: 13+ (for adult language)

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