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Random Rippling - BRHS Fall Play - Who Killed Black Pride?
posted: Nov. 03, 2006
The Broad Ripple High School theater department presented Who Killed Black Pride, a play written by local playwright Crystal Rhodes. The play was presented in the intimate theater-in-the-round style, with the audience on stage with the actors. Who Killed Black Pride is set at a funeral. Lying in the closed casket is Black Pride. Most of the performers were interspersed throughout the audience, as if all of us were mourners at the funeral in the play. The child Cynthia Hope, played by freshman Nicole Jenkins, asks the question of the congregation, "Who killed Black Pride?" Characters such as Ms. Understood, Just Plain Ignorance, Apathy, Ms. Segregation, and others rise from the audience to provide their input to help solve the mystery. The performance by senior David Cork as the Right Reverend Doctor Do-Right was especially rousing. The reverend presided over the funeral and the subsequent murder accusations.
David Cork as the Right Reverend Doctor Do-Right in Who Killed Black Pride.