7:30 p.m., Weekend Theater. $10-$14.
This dialogue-heavy drama, which Little Rock playwright and historian Grif Stockley adapted from his recent treatise on race relations in Arkansas, “Ruled by Race,” considers our state's racial history from slavery until modern times. Now in its second week of a three-week run, the play centers around a meeting between three whites and two African Americans who've convened to plan a commemoration event for the 50th anniversary of the Central High crisis. Discussions dip into Arkansas's racial past, and as the drama's title alludes, characters struggle with the idea of reconciliation. Despite the weighty discussion, Stockley told John Williams, in the latter's theater preview in our Spring Arts issue, that there's also romantic tension between characters.