July 14: Preview
JUL 15 - AUG 6
Thu, Fri & Sat Evenings: 8pm Sundays July 16 & July 30: 7pm
July 23 & August 6: 2pm
1433 12th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
Tickets: $15-45 online, pay-what-you-can at the door
Season Ticket: $125
Artist Season Pass: $50
Under 25 Season Pass: $25
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This Land was Made
A workshop presentation
by Tori Sampson
directed by William Hodgson
Jul 14–Aug 6
What happens when the revolution on the streets walks through your front door?
Oakland, 1967. In Miss Trish's bar, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and The Chambers Brothers play while local 20-somethings work, study, fight, fall in love and dream of a different world. On the streets, the Black Panther Party is organizing armed patrols against police brutality. John Frey, an on-duty officer, will soon be shot and killed. Huey Newton, the co-founder of the Black Panthers, will be charged and stand trial for his murder.
Tori Sampson's electric new drama brings the African American community of 1960s Oakland richly to life, offering a provocative look at the events that made Newton an American household name.
Ubuntu Theater Project is thrilled to invite audiences to be part of this unique workshop presentation, where each performance will be paired with a free event that explores elements of the play from additional perspectives.
A full lineup of events will be added here as they are confirmed.