“Every 28 Hours” is a theater project and national partnership inspired by the widely-shared and hotly-debated statistic that a black person is killed by the police, security guards, or neighborhood watch vigilantes every 28 hours in the United States. Originally produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The One-Minute Play Festival, established and emerging playwrights around the U.S. crafted one minute plays around this theme and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. The entire collection of plays was presented in St. Louis and in Ferguson at the Dellwood Recreation Center on October 23, 2015. This year, regional theaters across the U.S. will share individual presentations of “E28H” in their own communities during the month of October, with the mission of opening each city’s public spaces to engage in this critical conversation.
The event begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, in the Matthews Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place in Princeton.
The event is free and open to the public and reservations are highly encouraged. Up to four tickets may be reserved by calling the McCarter Theatre Center’s ticket office at 609-258-2787 or by completing the Reservation Form. NOTE: The event is currently filled to capacity, however a standby line will be formed outside the theater.
Presented by McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of African American Studies.