4 characters | 4 men
‘Tulsa” is based on the actual events that led to the worst race riot in our country’s history. In 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma is the most affluent black community in America. A 19 year old black shoeshine boy is wrongly accused of trying to rape a white girl in an elevator. Sheriff Bill McCullogh and his deputies are charged with holding Dick in the courthouse jail until he can go before a judge in the morning. As the long night wears on, racial tensions threaten to erupt as both white and black mobs form, seeking their own brand of justice.
John's latest play, Tulsa, was finished this summer and is currently being shopped for commercial production.