Members of the community are invited to attend "Tripping Over Roots," a new play written by Jaymes Jorsling. Directed by graduate student Ken-Matt Martin, the production focuses on three black men who stumble into each other in the woods while running away from the violence of their times. Deep within the forest, the men argue, find common experiences and begin to collaborate on a larger goal. Free and open to the public, the performance will run through May 21 in the Churchill House, George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, 155 Angell St. Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and a special Sunday performance at 3 p.m., which will be accompanied with "FolkThought." The show will return for Commencement weekend May 25-27. The event is sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the Heimark Artist-In-Residence Black Spatial Relics Project and made possible with the support of the Brown Arts Initiative. For a complete schedule, visit: