Loving

By Peter Manos

Directed by Deb Royals Mizerk, Music Direction by Ronzel Bell

 

Dates:  February 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8pm

February Feb 16, 22, 23 at 3pm

 

Running time:  1hour and 15 minutes

 

Location:

Pure Life Theatre Company

3801 Hillsborough St. Suite 113 Raleigh, NC 27606

 

The greatest Love story in America history is appropriately enough the Loving story.  In the 1950s, Richard Loving, a white Virginia construction worker, loved Mildred Jeter an African American.  Virginia state law prohibited interracial marriage, and, when state authorities found out Richard and Mildred had married, the couple was arrested an put on trial and received a 25 year jail sentence, suspended if they left the state.  They tried to make a life in Washington D.C., but found it dangerous for their three children, so they moved back to Virginia, where they were arrested and allowed never to meet under the same roof on pain of jail.  They appealed their case to the Virginia Supreme court where the state again ruled against the Lovings.  Finally, in a landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Loving V Virginia, laws prohibiting interracial marriage were ruled unconstitutional. 

 

 

 

 

Address

Pure Life Theatre

in the Historic Royal Bakery Building 

3801 Hillsborough St. Suite 113

Raleigh NC 27607

Contact

Email: purelifetheatre@gmail.com
Tel: 919-839-9505

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