Looking for some weekend entertainment within walking distance of your front door? Tonight the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center is kicking off their production of Piney Ridge, the award-winning play about racial tension one hundred years ago in Virginia.
Partly based on real-life events, the full-length piece centers on a race riot in the neighboring town of Thaxton, Virginia, which has many of the black and white residents of Piney Ridge on edge, and when a white girl from a neighboring sharecropping farm is attacked, all of the communities’ worst fears and racial tensions come bubbling to the surface.
The play runs through April 5th, with shows at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturdays, and a 3:00pm matinee on Sundays.
Advance tickets are available for $15 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/36184