ALABAMA STORYBuy Tickets

It's a Wonderful Life logoSynopsis: A Play About Books, Race, Censorship and the American Character. The Washington Post said that Alabama Story "has national relevance" in 2018. The year 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the real events dramatized in the play. In 1959, Alabama state librarian Emily Wheelock Reed stood up to Sen. E.O. Eddins (renamed E.W. Higgins in the drama) when he suggested that a children's picture book be burned. The book, "The Rabbits' Wedding" by Garth Williams, was about a rabbit with black fur marrying a rabbit with white fur.

 

 

 

VIVIAN'S MUSIC, 1969 (Mystic)Buy Tickets

A Christmas Carol;mutton chopped, Scrooge-like man

Vivian's Music, 1969 is inspired by real events that occurred in 1969. In a segregated city in the American Midwest bursting with racial tension, a 14-year-old black girl, Vivian, was shot by a white cop, igniting one of the worst race riots in American history. No one knew anything about her: just her name, her age, and how she died. This fantasia for two actors gives Vivian a life, a family, a love of music, and a reason to live. The jazz legend who's back in the neighborhood might be her real father. Can they find each other before the city explodes?





 

 

 

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