Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root

Presented by Jackalope Theatre and The Yard

Performed by The Yard Ensemble

Now Extended through May 6, 2017!

Jackalope Theatre Company and The Yard team up to present this striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Sunset Baby, Detroit ’67, Skeleton Crew) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

Performance Venue: The Frontier, 1106 W Thorndale

Run Time: 100 minutes, no intermission

Accessibility: The Frontier is Wheelchair accessible. Please let us know in advance by emailing if you have specific accessibility requests.


General Admission – $20

Student Admission – $10

Preview Performances – $5

"BLOOD AT THE ROOT is one of the most important pieces of theatre in Chicago right now."

- PerformInk

"The energy, enthusiasm and understanding they bring to this work is of a grade beyond measure."

- Newcity Stage


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"A furious and urgent staging by The Yard and Jackalope Theatre Company... A passion impossible to ignore."

- Chicago Reader