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Goodman Theatre tackles Trayvon Martin killing

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 5:34 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Goodman Theatre is the latest company to join a national push to stage a night of short plays about the killing of Trayvon Martin.

The Goodman will present six 10-minute works as part of a March 3 production of "Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon Martin, Race and Privilege."

Other theater companies that have signed on to present the works this season include the Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles, The Public Theater in New York City, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company of Washington D.C.

The 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Martin in Florida sparked a nationwide debate about race and self-defense. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer at the time, said he shot the unarmed teen to protect himself.

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