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A Small Oak Tree Runs Red

First Preview: Jan 17, 2018

Opening Date: Jan 17, 2018

Closing Date: Mar 04, 2018

Running Time: 02:15

A Small Oak Tree Runs Red
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Playing @

Billie Holiday Theatre

1368 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11216

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New York Premiere

Inspired by the 1918 killing of Hampton Smith in Brooks County, Georgia which prompted the holocaust lynchings of many of its Negro Citizens.

The play is set in the American South in the first years of the 20th century. Dalcoe, it would seem, is picking up the metaphor found in the Abel Meeropol poem "Strange Fruit," as popularized by Billie Holiday: "Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh/ Then the sudden smell of burning flesh." 

This play has three characters: Hayes Turner, Mary Turner and Sidney Johnson. All three find themselves with a noose around their necks. And since much of "A Small Oak Tree Runs Red" is set in purgatory, all three are variously condemned to relive the moment of their "bulging eyes and twisted mouth."
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Performance Schedule:

THURSDAY thru SATURDAY @ 7 PM
SATURDAY @ 2 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Director

Harry Lennix

Written by

LeKethia Dalcoe

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Full-price tickets

$25

Accessibility:

Box Office

On the the same level as the lobby.

Restroom

on the same level as the lobby on the second floor, which is handicapped accessible.

Directions Subway

A train to Nostrand Avenue.

Elevator\Escalator

elevators to allow access to the second level of the theater

Entrance

rear entrance is wheelchair accessible.

Assisted Listening System

none

Wheelchair Info

accommodations have been made for wheelchairs.

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A train to Nostrand Avenue.

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