A Town Divided


A Story of Shakespeare, Race, and Our City

Sponsored by TCC in celebration of African-American History Month

February 16th at Turner Auditorium

Performances 2pm and 7pm  

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“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

A Town Divided, an original production based loosely on William Shakespeares Romeo and Julietis written from interviews and stories of Tallahassee residents and examines the racial divides in our own city.  

Raw, intense, and emotional, this 50-minute play invites participants to examine their own biases and prejudices in an effort to raise social awareness, increase tolerance, and bridge the divides through crossracial dialogue.

This production was most recently highlighted on WFSU’s Perspectives with Mayor Andrew Gillum’s conversations about race:

And previously featured on Perspectives in June with the Director of the production, Chris Berry.

Director Chris Berry also contributed an editorial column on race in our City to the Tallahassee Democrat:


Community talk-back to follow, moderated by The Village Square.

Please be advised this play contains mature subject matter.

Directed by Bert Mitchell and Phil Croton


Alex Fabrega (Rob)
Kayla Badia  (Juelle)
Patricia Joseph (Elle)
Laura W. Johnson (Sarah)
Christopher Beckford, Jr. (Tyrone/Pastor)
Tim Nettles (Deputy)

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Berry: Share your story for ‘A Town Divided’