Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Ed Shockley

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About The Play

Drama.  105-115 minutes.  6+ males, 4+ females (12-40 performers possible).  Suitable for middle school and up.  

Authorized adaptation of Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning novel set in Jim Crow Mississippi, commissioned and premiered by Seattle Children's Theatre.


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Synopsis

The gripping story of Cassie Logan's coming of age in Jim Crow Mississippi is brought to life on the stage. A cast of ten principal actors plus an expandable chorus performing in a stark setting transform this epic story into an inspiring tale of hope and triumph in the face of adversity.

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Did You Know?


Donna Spector directed and acted in an improvisational theatre troupe in Berkeley, California, in the late ‘60s. Her troupe performed in the Bay Area with rock groups like Santana and the Grateful Dead.