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"Blood at the Root" January 24-27

Temple High School will present the striking drama Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday, January 24-26, 2019 at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on January 27 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Online tickets now available.

The play is based on the following incident:
Jena, Louisiana: September, 2006 — an African American student sits under the school’s large oak tree, challenging its “whites only” status. The next morning, three nooses are discovered hanging from the tree. School administrators dismiss the incident as a prank. As racial tensions grow, six Jena High students are initially charged with attempted murder as a result of a school fight. The six students wrestle with the causes and consequences of deeply-entrenched injustice. These young people speak openly about the prejudices and fears that stand in the way of their dreams, and find the courage to seek solutions for better life for all.

CLICK HERE for the Information Page containing the complete cast and production staff list.

Below is an article that appeared in the Temple Daily Telegram on January 24, 2019.

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Temple High School
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Temple, TX 76504

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Natasha Tolleson
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Technical Director
Joe Lombardo
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Kayla Stewart
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Temple's UIL One-Act Play team has been the District Co-Champion for 27 years in a row (as of March 2019). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

STATE CHAMPION
Team Mask Making

STATE CHAMPION
Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

2016-2017 Highlights

STATE CHAMPION
Texas UIL Hair & Make-Up
Design (Division 2)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

14 Students Advance to
International Competition

Texas Thespian Mainstage
3 Performances of Cabaret