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June 15, 2024 , Outcalt Theatre

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The Price of the Ticket

by Charles Smith

directed by Ron OJ Parson
Made possible by a commission from The Roe Green Fund for New American Plays

On the cusp of the Civil War, slavecatchers are infiltrating Cleveland, Ohio, trying to kidnap Black individuals escaping to freedom in Canada. Everyone wants local barber John Wheeler to protest these abductions, but he resists becoming an activist. Is he trying to placate his white clientele, or are there deeper reasons for his silence? And how will his reticence affect his romance with a young teacher who wants him to take a stand? With suspense and high stakes, The Price of the Ticket explores the dilemma of when to speak up and when silence has power.

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