The World Premiere Production of "Red Summer" opens tonight at the Bluebarn Theatre. Beaufield Berry, who is the playwright, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about her new show.
"RED SUMMER" is presented in commemoration of the centenary of the Omaha race riots of 1919. This evocative account of our city’s past centered on the story of William Brown.
Accused of a crime he couldn’t physically have committed, the infamous torture and lynching of this 40 year old factory worker is a stain on America’s heartland. "Red Summer" presents an unflinching depiction of a city on the brink of chaos and a compelling portrait of the black migrant experience, each grounded by a deeply affecting vision of Will’s life and relationships before he became a tragic headline.
More information can be found at http://bluebarn.org/tickets/