May 4th Voices- Free Preview Screening
Free Preview Screening:
Thursday, May 2 at 7pm
The Kent Stage
175 E Main
Friday, May 3 at 10pm
on Western Reserve PBS
Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, May 4, at 10 p.m. and Monday, May 6, at 8 p.m.
This broadcast production of May 4th Voices presents David Hassler’s play with an all-Kent State University student cast directed by Katherine Burke. The play is composed of first-person narratives about the May 4, 1970, tragedy, taken from the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project. Narrator Maj Ragain’s prose poem, “May 4, 1970 / A Memory,” provides structure to the drama. These authentic personal stories capture the trauma, confusion and fear experienced by people who witnessed or were involved with the shootings.
In tandem with the video production’s premiere, The Kent State University Press will release the book May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970: A Play and a companion teacher’s resource book. The DVD of the film will be available in June from The Kent State University Press.