Jackalope Theatre Company and The Yard team up again to bring back 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.

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Founded in 2015, The Yard is a professional youth driven theater company that seeks to tell stories that explore, challenge, and give voice to the issues confronting our young people today.

Through artistic mentorship as well as working with a diverse variety of professional theatre companies, The Yard creates theatrical experiences that immerse its young artists in every aspect of the Chicago storefront theatre-making process.

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