the road weeps, the well runs dry

  • Ongoing: until Sunday, November 17, 2013
  • Sunday: 3:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00pm
  • Where: Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles
  • Cost: $10 - $40
  • Age limit: 13+

Surviving centuries of slavery, revolts, and The Trail of Tears, a community of self-proclaimed Freedmen creates the first all-Black U.S. town in Wewoka, Oklahoma. The Freedmen (Black Seminoles and people of mixed origins) are rocked when the new religion and the old way come head-to-head and their former enslavers arrive to return them to the chains of bondage. Written in gorgeously cadenced language, utilizing elements of African American folklore and daring humor, the road weeps, the well runs dry merges the myth, legends and history of the Seminole people.

This event was posted Oct. 4, 2013 and last updated Sept. 20, 2016