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A Children’s Theatre Company Original World Premiere Production

Josh and Emma are best friends and neighbors. They love jumping on the trampoline and joking with Emma’s uncle Manny. But something has happened in their town.

When a Black man is killed by a police officer, Emma and Josh have questions—lots of questions about what happened, and why. Emma had been so excited to have her Uncle Manny, who is a police officer, speak at career day at her school, but now she doesn’t want him to come. Josh’s brother Malcom challenges his parents to speak up and leaves the house to protest, but makes Josh promise to keep it a secret. With so much going on, Josh and Emma don’t know how to keep their friendship from being pulled apart.

Layered with compassion and humor, this new play invites you into the living rooms of these two families (one Black and one White) as they wrestle with how to help their children make sense of what happened. As we watch Josh and Emma try to come together to find answers, we can come together as a community and find our way to better understanding each other.

Written by Cheryl L. West
Directed by Timothy Douglas

Based on the book Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP; Marietta Collins, PhD; Ann Hazzard, PhD, ABPP

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  • Best enjoyed by

    Ages 7 and up

  • Stage

    UnitedHealth Group Stage

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    Available for children 3 years and younger

Cheryl West

“In a time of reckoning in our country, this work is a call to action, to facilitate the much-needed discussion about inclusion, compassion, and what it really means to be peace makers in our homes, schools, and communities. Hopefully, this story will move us one step closer to healing our racial divide.”

– Playwright Cheryl L. West


 

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Something Happened in Our Town

FEB 27 - MAR 27, 2022

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Mar 4

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Mar 5

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Mar 5

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Mar 6

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Mar 11

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Mar 12

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Mar 20

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Mar 24

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Mar 26

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Mar 26

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Mar 27

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