Ebony Road Players, the only Black theater company in Grand Rapids, is presenting the west Michigan premiere of Kenneth Jones’ social justice drama Alabama Story — about interracial marriage, censorship and Civil Rights — as part of the company’s annual recognition of Loving Day, the national June 12 observance of the Supreme Court striking down all … Read Full Article→
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Once upon a time there was a children’s picture book, “The Rabbits’ Wedding,” about a bunny with white fur who marries a bunny with black fur. Written and illustrated by Garth Williams, best known for his artwork for “Charlotte’s Web” and the “Little House” books, it was published in 1958 at the height of the Civil Rights … Read Full Article→
Alabama Story, the true story of an embattled librarian persecuted for protecting children’s books in the Deep South of 1959, will make its West Virginia debut at Greenbrier Valley Theatre in spring 2023. Kenneth Jones’ humor-laced six-actor history play will run May 12-21 at the Equity company in Lewisburg, WV. It’s the State Professional Theatre of West … Read Full Article→
Alabama Story, Kenneth Jones’ fact-inspired play about an embattled librarian in the Civil Rights era, is now published in an Acting Edition from Dramatists Play Service, which also licenses the drama to theaters throughout the world. Six actors and one set are all that’s required to bring to life “the Deep South of the imagination” … Read Full Article→
Kenneth Jones’ six-actor comedy Hollywood, Nebraska — the story of two actresses returning to their dying hometown — is getting at least three “rolling world premiere” productions by American theater companies in the 2022-23 season. It’s also available for licensing in future seasons.
The contemporary play about small towns, big dreams, moving away and coming home is a … Read Full Article→