The Story


Written by: Tracey Scott Wilson
Directed by Latrelle Bright

An ambitious black newspaper reporter, Yvonne Wilson, goes against her editor, Pat Morgan, to investigate a murder and finds the BEST story...but at what cost? Wilson explores the elusive nature of truth as the boundaries between reality and fiction, morality and ambition become dangerously blurred.


Yvonne: Gertrude Namara
Pat: Tiphaine Kouadou
Neil: Excellence Onalundula
Latisha: Ashanti Lumpkin 
Jeff: Braedon Arnett
Jessica: Mia-belle Shannon
Tim: Spencer Hazen
Detective: Jacklyn Kaboff


Ensemble: Chyann Thomas, Amia Adegoke, and Estella Samii

Venue: Harold and Jean Miner Theatre

7:30 pm Performances

October 13, 14, 15, 21, 22

3 pm Performances

October 16, 23  


Rating: Teen
Rated Teen for adult language and adult content

Tickets:  Adult $20  | Student/Youth/Senior/Veteran $18 | Group (10 or more) $16  |  Opening night is half-price night

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