The acclaimed documentary theatre production about the July 2016 Dallas police shootings returns for a second run to mark the one-year anniversary.
On July 7, 2016, what began as a peaceful rally in Dallas in response to a slew of recent police shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers erupted in gunfire when an African American Army Reserve veteran ambushed police officers, killing five and wounding nine.
In the Fall of 2016, a group of teenagers interviewed police officers, protesters, and community members about that night and the aftermath. Their stories and the company's reflections on them offer a snapshot of race relations in Dallas and the community's hope for the future.
Directed by Mara Richards Bim and Ruben Carrazana
July 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 at 8:00 pm
July 9 at 2:00 pm
In this political allegory, Otto Barron is the new owner of The American Sideshow. Along with the carnival barker Narcissa, he sets out to sow discord and wreak havoc all in the name of making the sideshow great again.
Through intimidation, manipulation, and lies, the pair convinces some of the carnival performers to embrace Barron’s version of reality. Those who refuse to go along with Barron’s vision begin disappearing one-by-one until there is no one left who remembers how The Great American Sideshow began or what it once stood for.
Directed by Mara Richards Bim