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Elephant's Graveyard by George Brant

Friday, February 09, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018

 

Elephant’s Graveyard is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.

 

Beginning 30 minutes prior to performances, audiences will experience spirituals sung by the Memphis Christian Ensemble.

 

All Sunday Matinees will be followed by panel discussions with Members from the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis and Dr. Rebecca Tuvel, Philosophy Professor at Rhodes College. Helpful Links: https://lynchingsitesmem.org/, Dr. Rebecca Tuvel's bio: https://www.rhodes.edu/bio/tuvelr, An Article about Tuvel's Research (that turned into an academic witch hunt): 

 

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/05/transracialism-article-controversy.html

 

Artistic Team

 

Director: Taylor St. John

 

Stage Manager: Tiffany Hall McClung

 

Scenic and Lighting Designer: Robert Fudge

 

Costume Designer: Jennifer Ammons

 

Cast: Bill Baker, Alice Berry, Simmery Branch, Justin Braun, Blake Currie, Emily Edwards, Jason Gerhard, Jordan Hartwell, Sandy Kozik, Theorri London, Matthew Turner, Ann Wallace

 

 

 

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