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Elephant's Graveyard

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Theatre South @ First Congregational Church, Memphis

1000 Cooper Street

Memphis, TN 38104

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Elephant’s Graveyard is the true tale of the tragic collision of a struggling circus and a tiny town in Tennessee, which resulted in the only known lynching of an elephant. Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.

Beginning 30 minutes prior to performances, audiences will experience spirituals sung by the Memphis Christian Ensemble.

All Sunday Matinees will be followed by panel discussions with Members from the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis and Dr. Rebecca Tuvel, Philosophy Professor at Rhodes College. Helpful Links: https://lynchingsitesmem.org/, Dr. Rebecca Tuvel's bio: https://www.rhodes.edu/bio/tuvelr, An Article about Tuvel's Research (that turned into an academic witch hunt):

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/05/transracialism-article-controversy.html

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Director: Taylor St. John

Stage Manager: Tiffany Hall McClung

Scenic and Lighting Designer: Robert Fudge

Costume Designer: Jennifer Ammons

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Theatre South @ First Congregational Church, Memphis

1000 Cooper Street

Memphis, TN 38104

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