Meaning Of Our Tears

The Meaning Of Our Tears – Starting August 7th at South Stokes

Shows performed at South Stokes High School Auditorium
Friday, August 7th, 14th & 21st at 7pm
Saturday, August 8th, 15th & 22nd at 7pm
Sunday, August 9th, 16th & 23rd at 3pm
Admission $15 advanced adult, $20 day of adult, $10 students
StokesArts members receive free popcorn and drink with membership card
Box Office Hours & Information Monday – Friday 9-12 and 2-5 by phone 336-593-8159 or stop by StokesArts at 500 N. Main St., Danbury, NC 27016
Tuesday – Thursday 7-9pm call 529-3210 or stop by the auditorium at South Stokes High School, 1100 South Stokes High Dr., Walnut Cove, NC 27052

The Meaning of Our Tears is a play based on the books “The Meaning of Our Tears,” and “White Christmas Bloody Christmas” by M. Bruce Jones and Trudy J. Smith. These books chronicle the history of the Lawson Family murders by Charlie Lawson in 1929 on Christmas Day. This is a historical docudrama narrated by an ensemble of chorus members, speaking chorus members not singing, called the Residents of Germanton. The story is presented to the audience by the story tellers who talk to each other as well as to the audience. Scenes from the past are brought to life where the Lawson family and the Residents of Germanton interact with each other. The narrators deliver commentary on events, facts, rumors, and speculations in regards to the life and murders of the Lawson family in 1929. Scenes take place within the real time of the story and seamlessly transition to narration and back again. While this play does depict the story of the Lawson Family murders, it is not and should not be considered a “horror” play. The production is a “historical” play and presented in a similar manner of an ancient Greek tragedy. At no point in time are the murders depicted on stage but the murder scenes and the injuries inflicted are described in detail by the narrators. All characters in the play are human and should be played as such. For more information visit our Summer Theatre page.