Six young Northern Virginia students find themselves thrust into a complex and violent world, a world made of poetry, reenactments, the guiding words of Frederick Douglass and the personal experiences of the students themselves. The heart of this complex world is the death of Freddie Gray, an event that forces each of these students to confront their own relationships with issues of race. As one young African American student, Jasen, finds himself compelled to seek justice, the others are forced to confront how close to home the issues of Baltimore actually are.
Energetic and highly theatrical, 295N continues Signature in the Schools’ award-winning legacy of politically charged theater. Featuring a cast and crew of Arlington Public Schools students.
Tickets are free. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.
To reserve seats, call the Signature Box Office at 703 820 9771.
Signature in the Schools is sponsored by and Laura Ariane (Laurie) Miller and Lois C. Greisman.
Additional support is provided by Mike Blank, Dominion, The Clark-Winchcole Foundation, Northrop Grumman, The Geary-OHara Foundation, David S. Shrager Foundation, Venable Foundation, and Wells Fargo.