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Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts
50 Crenshaw Way
Richmond , VA 23173
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By Tracey Scott Wilson
Directed by Chuck Mike

“…a conscientious and absorbing new drama.” – The New York Times

In September of 1980, a talented, young, African-American reporter named Janet Cooke wrote “Jimmy’s World,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning article for The Washington Post. Cooke’s story told of an eight-year-old, third-generation heroin addict living on the dangerous streets of Washington, D.C. Public outrage pushed many social services organizations to seek out Jimmy and his family. The problem: Jimmy didn’t exist. Based on true events, The Story examines morality as the lines between truth and ambition become dangerously distorted.

Free, ticket required. 

Other The Story Performances

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 7:30PM

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 7:30PM

Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 2:00PM