The Millennial Theatre Project

Akron, OH
Community Theatre

By: Eric Mansfield

March 31 - April 2, 2022

Show Description:

A white police captain, his white wife, and their two adopted black teen children try to keep their family from being torn apart as their town and the nation become engulfed in protests in the immediate aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. The Clayton family has always closed ranks when it comes to emotional challenges, including facing off with those who would confront their mixed-race family. This time they are struggling to see eye-to-eye in real time to the news of a Black man who died under the knee of a white cop while also coming to grips with the family secret of how Isabelle and Jason ended up being adopted by Max and Meredith Clayton. Winesville, or "Whitesville" as it's known across rural Indiana, quickly becomes a powder keg as the town's small population of Black residents, including Jason and Isabelle, can remain silent no longer. They begin marching for reform in opposition of Max and the town’s mostly-white police force creating a scenario none of them ever thought possible -- children facing off with their police officer father during violent protests while their mother is caught in the middle. When a curfew and other measures only lead to growing unrest, outside protestors and state police converge on Whitesville for one final, massive protest that most fear will turn deadly, leaving the Clayton family with a night of personal choices that will change each of them forever.

Staff and Cast

Director: Francine Parr



8pm Thursday
8pm Friday
8pm Saturday



(216) 241-6000

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Health and Safety Guidelines

In response to the recent surge in the number of COVID cases in Summit County and in keeping with CDC guidance regarding indoor events, all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask upon entering the building and at all times except when actively eating or drinking. This policy takes effect immediately and will be reviewed periodically relative to COVID cases in Summit County.

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Akron Civic Theatre
182 S Main St.
Akron, Ohio 44308