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Play focusing on community reaction to Ferguson, Missouri shooting opens in Milwaukee Tuesday

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A play that explores the community reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri opens Tuesday night in Milwaukee.

The woman who wrote the play, Dael Orlandersmith, interviewed dozens of people in the aftermath of the shooting. She used the interviews to create eight characters for the show, “Until the Flood”.

She hopes the play creates conversation.

“What happens with this piece, what makes us uncomfortable is the fact they’re aware that they have a racist within them, because all of us do,” she said. “All of us harbor racism. I know a lot of people will have a hard time with that but it’s the truth.”

“Until the Flood” runs at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater through April 22.

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