The Carolina Theatre Presents “The Death of Cochise” on August 20 & 21 

February 26, 2024 by Sandy Lerebours

Tickets On Sale Now 

DURHAM, NC — February 26, 2024 — The Carolina Theatre presents The Death of Cochise: A New Work Featuring Dasan Ahanu & Bluz on August 20 and 21.  

Tickets to see “The Death of Cochise” in Durham are on sale at the Carolina Theatre box office and the venue’s website, 

Told through a combination of verse, drama, and imagery, “Death of Cochise” takes audiences on a journey through identity, culture, struggle, responsibility, and accountability. This multi-media production stars award-winning poets and performing artists Dasan Ahanu and Bluz. Led by these two dynamic artists, this hip-hop and spoken word production uses the art of emceeing, vivid imagery, and compelling storytelling to talk about the breadth of Black life and the value of Black creative expression. 

The play follows two emcee poets who leave home to meet and prepare for their show that summer night. As they navigate through the city, they witness rising tensions and frustrations at every corner. Families are struggling, the youth are anxious, and blackness is being manipulated. When news of a life lost hits, the two artists know they have to do something before the community explodes. 

“Death of Cochise” was created by Dasan Ahanu and is directed by Quentin Talley. It was commissioned and is being presented by the Hayti Heritage Center and the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College. In addition to Black Poetry Theatre, the Carolina Theatre of Durham, and the Hayti Heritage Center, this event has support provided by the National Performance Network (NPN). 

Don’t miss your chance to see “The Death of Cochise” at the Carolina Theatre on August 20 & 21. 



About The Carolina Theatre of Durham: 

Carolina Theatre of Durham is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. The Carolina Theatre of Durham is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. Visit for more information. 

Contact: Jordan Hewitt Beard
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