From Obie-winning dramatist Adrienne Kennedy comes a deeply personal, searing fable of self-discovery and loss. When a young student arrives at Ohio State University, she little suspects that the academic sanctuary harbors dark forces of hatred, even death. The Ohio State Murders is a haunting study of lost innocence and the birth of racial awareness from one of our greatest living playwrights.
Ohio State University invites alumna Suzanne Alexander to speak about the violent imagery in her writing. To explain her work, Alexander relates her experiences at the university in the 1950s. The narrator's meditation on the past sets horrific scenes of racial discrimination, self-torture, and murder against the chilling backdrop of '50s academia. A playwright inspired by the work of Federico García Lorca, Tennessee Williams, and Alfred Hitchcock, Adrienne Kennedy combines striking imagery with suspenseful interior monologue.