The Hornets’ Nest series of script-in-hand readings with professional actors and directors returns with three plays investigating the most challenging and controversial ethical dilemmas of our time.Following each reading, audience members will have the opportunity to engage in open discussion with key figures from the Rochester community. Since its inception in 2007, the Hornets’ Nest series of readings has become nationally recognized and lauded as one of the most innovative theatrical initiatives in the country.
Monday, March 25 at 7pm
Lines in the Dust
By Nikkole Salter
Jasmine B. Gunter
When Denitra loses the charter school lottery for her daughter, she must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking, but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. Over a half-century after Brown Versus The Board of Education, how much closer have we come to providing equal educational opportunities for all students? What rights and responsibilities does a school district have to enforce boundaries and regulate enrollment? How far can – or should – a parent go to secure the best for their child?