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Barter Theatre play stirs debate

Published On: Sep 24 2013 06:35:36 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 24 2013 04:12:39 PM CDT
ABINGDON, Va. -

The play Thicker Than Water, about the Andrea Yates trial, recently opened at the Barter Theatre, and people are raising questions about presenting this horrific event as art.  

Using the real words from court transcripts, police interviews, and media coverage of the Andrea Yates trial, the play Thicker Than Water weaves a story of America in search of answers for an action not so easily explained.

It raises questions like, 'What is it in human nature that allows such a horrific thing to occur in the first place?'

People are now discussing on social media whether art like this should be presented, or whether it is art at all. 

Click here to visit Barter Theatre's Facebook page to join the discussion.