The second annual ACANSA Arts Festival runs from September 16 to 20. It will feature a variety of art forms at a variety of venues downtown. This week, we will preview some of the acts. Up first – theatrical offerings.
Based on a true story of the Jena Six, Blood at the Root, written by Dominique Morriseau, is a play that touches on many social issues. Directed by Steve Broadnax, head of the Pennsylvania State theatre program, this play has received international acclaim on its tours through South Africa, Scotland and Australia.
It is an exciting piece of work that breaks traditional convention. The show speaks to where America is right now racially, economically, and socially. It is also a fun show with musicality, and an emphasis on movement. The inclusion of many different perspectives makes for an exciting, thought provoking performance. Please note: This performance contains strong language.
Show time is 8:00 pm for all performances. They will take place at the Argenta Community Theatre.