Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

A Play in Season 45 of The Black Rep

Written by Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Ron Himes

When 18-year-old Dontrell Jones decides to voyage into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage, his family struggles with the thought of losing its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past. Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, this rhythmic journey is a present-day hero’s quest to explore the lengths and depths we must go to rewrite history’s wrongs.

The production opens Wednesday, July 6, 2022, and runs through Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Edison Theatre, Washington University.

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