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The Ensemble Theatre: "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"

The Ensemble Theatre: "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"

Friday, November 6, 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Red Cloud Opera House
413 N. Webster Street
Red Cloud 68970
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Based on Mildred Taylor’s classic young adult novel, the theatrical adaptation of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice during the Jim Crow era. It is also the story of Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers why it is crucial for her family to own their own land. Over the course of a milestone year, Cassie learns to draw strength from her personal sense of dignity and self-respect, despite overwhelming racial injustice. The mission of Houston's Ensemble Theatre is to preserve African American artistic expression; to enlighten, to entertain, and to enrich a diverse community. Due to COVID-related impacts, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry will be a replay event of Ensemble Theatre's live stage production, followed by a live question & answer session with the troupe via Zoom. Proceeds from your paid ticket allow us to provide this show and classroom resources free of charge to area students and teachers.

Opera House programming is made possible through the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Ensemble Theatre's production is supported by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and its Regional Touring Program.


  • Rick and Barb Kudrna