Tamir Rice Play ‘Objectively/Reasonable’ Returns to Waterloo for a Second Run


Fri 2/17-Sat 3/11

Late last summer, the new Playwrights Local theater ensemble presented a collaborative evening of theater called Objectively/Reasonable: a Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14.

Conceived and edited by David Todd, written by five area writers — Mike Geither, Tom Hayes, Lisa Langford, Michael Oatman and Todd — and directed by former Karamu artistic director Terrence Spivey, the production used words, chant, movement and music to express the feelings evoked by the reckless killing of a 12-year-old boy by a Cleveland police officer. It was based on interviews with community members and even channels the words of Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice.

The powerful performances were virtually sold out, so the company is re-staging it. If you did not see it the first time, you need to see it now. The nine-member cast includes children, teens and adults, reflecting how the killing impacted across generations.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for students.


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