The Stokes County Arts Council is excited to present a 2021 Virtual Winter Dessert Theatre performance of Mike Wiley’s production, “Blood Done Sign My Name” on February 26, 27, & 28, 2021. Mike Wiley has performed to sold-out audiences at The Arts Place of Stokes in years prior – the arts council is thrilled to present this production in Stokes County for the first time.
BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME
In the spring of 1970, Henry “Dickie” Marrow, a 23- year-old U.S. Army veteran whose wife was pregnant with their third daughter, was beaten and shot to death by three white men who were later acquitted of the crime by an all-white jury, despite testimony by two black eyewitnesses. Roger Oakley, the stepson, actually confessed to shooting the gun. This hotheaded hate crime launched the small town of Oxford, NC into a season of violent reprisals.
Based on Tim Tyson’s award-winning memoir, Wiley’s compelling dramatization of the true-life account of this 1970 racial murder feels frighteningly familiar and all too current. Features special guest gospel music artist in the full-length version.
Current Stokes County Arts Council Members can get tickets for this virtual performance for FREE by visiting this link.
Non-Members can also view this virtual performance by visiting this link and joining the Stokes County Arts Council. For more information on membership and member benefits, call Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159.