Streaming June 17 - 20, 2021

Around 60 minutes with no intermission

Through haunting memory and lyrical monologue, Obie-Award winner Adrienne Kennedy "leads us delicately but intrepidly into an American heart of darkness" (CurtainUp). Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene (Hamilton National Tour).

When Suzanne arrives at Ohio State University in 1949 as one of a handful of Black freshmen, she discovers the "safe haven" of academia offers little sanctuary. Decades later, the accomplished writer returns to her alma mater to speak about her work—and unravels the heartbreaking truth and chilling mystery of her life lived in the shadows.

Ohio State Murders is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

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  • Ohio State Murders is intended for mature audiences.
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  • Adrienne Kennedy

    Adrienne Kennedy Playwright

  • Tiffany Nichole Greene

    Tiffany Nichole Greene Director

  • Dee Dee Batteast

    Dee Dee Batteast Aunt Louise/Mrs. Tyler/Miss Dawson

  • Ernest Bentley

    Ernest Bentley David/Val

  • Destini Huston

    Destini Huston Iris Ann

  • Shane Kenyon

    Shane Kenyon Robert Hampshire

  • Jacqueline Williams

    Jacqueline Williams Present Suzanne

  • Eunice Woods

    Eunice Woods Young Suzanne

  • Christiana Tye

    Christiana Tye Video Director

  • Gabe Hatfield

    Gabe Hatfield Director of Photography

  • Arnel Sancianco

    Arnel Sancianco Set Designer

  • Mieka van der Ploeg

    Mieka van der Ploeg Costume Designer

  • Jason Lynch

    Jason Lynch Lighting Designer

  • Melanie Chen Cole

    Melanie Chen Cole Sound Designer

  • Briana J. Fahey

    Briana J. Fahey Production Stage Manager

  • Kimberly Senior

    Kimberly Senior Producer

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Kamilah Bush

    Kamilah Bush Dramaturg

  • Krystyn Johnson

    Krystyn Johnson Make-Up Artist

  • Rae ILL the Loctician

    Rae ILL the Loctician Hair Stylist to Mr. Bentley

  • Ohio State Murders Digital Program

    Ohio State Murders Digital Program


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