Ohio State Murders

Ohio State Murders

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Ohio State Murders

Ohio State Murders

Overview

Ohio State Murders explores the experiences of Suzanne Alexander, a fictional Black writer whose life both is, and is not, like her author's. When Suzanne enters Ohio State University in 1949, she has no idea what the supposed safe haven of academia holds in store. Years later, Suzanne returns to the university to talk about the violence in her writing. A dark mystery unravels. Adrienne Kennedy's play is an intriguing, unusual and chilling look at the destructiveness of racism in the U.S.

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Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Time Period: Present Day, 1950s
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior

Authors

Adrienne Kennedy

Award-winning playwright, lecturer and author Adrienne Kennedy was born in Pittsburgh in 1931 and attended Ohio State University. Her plays include Funnyhouse of a Negro (Obie Award, Petit Odeon directed by Jean Marie Serreau), June and Jean in Concert (Obie Award), Sun (Comm ...

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