It bills itself as “a one-man show that’s not just entertaining, but life-changing.”

“Everyone needs to see this,” said an NAACP board member.

It’s called “The Blood They Shed,” a play written, performed and directed by Aaron White, co-directed by Ricardo Navarro and produced by Viergeni White of Slingshot Media. The five-year touring production is now a part of The Hollywood Fringe Festival.

An autobiographical dramedy, it combines storytelling, poetry and comedy in addressing issues of violence, value systems, discrimination and dissolution of the family as well as social relationships. By harnessing the power of music, media and ingenious storytelling, the production tackles troublesome issues fearlessly but maintains its heartfelt candor and humor.

“The Blood They Shed” runs June 7-23 at Let Live Theater, 916 N. Formosa Ave., in West Hollywood. Parking is free along the building. Tickets are $12 and are on sale at

Performances times are Friday, June 7, at 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 16, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 23, at 2:30 p.m.

For reservations, call 310-739-4537 or online at