Alabama Story, playwright Kenneth Jones’ six-actor, one-set play inspired by real events that touch on censorship and Civil Rights issues in “the Deep South of the imagination,” had its world premiere in January 2015 by Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT. Artistic director Karen Azenberg directed the staging, which earned rave reviews, standing ovations and … Read Full Article→
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“Alabama Story,” Tale of Persecuted Hoosier Librarian, Gets Indiana Premiere at Actors Theatre of IN
Actors Theatre of Indiana co-founders Cynthia Collins and Don Farrell face off as foes in the Indiana premiere of Kenneth Jones’ six-actor social justice drama Alabama Story, the true story of a Hoosier native who became state librarian in Alabama in the 1950s only to be attacked for her commitment to the freedom to read. Jane … Read Full Article→
Alabama Story, the fact-inspired six-actor drama about an Indiana librarian who made international headlines when she stood up for the freedom to read in the segregated Deep South, will make its Hoosier State premiere in October 2019 in a production by Actors Theatre of Indiana in Carmel, IN, just north of Indianapolis. Kenneth Jones’ highly theatrical tale … Read Full Article→
In Arizona, Emerson Theater Collaborative Tells “Alabama Story,” a Tale of Hate in a Time of Social Change
Emerson Theater Collaborative, the boutique bicoastal company devoted to innovative, socially relevant and thought-provoking theater, is presenting a weekend run of Kenneth Jones’ six-actor race-and-censorship drama Alabama Story Feb. 22-24, 2019 in Sedona, Arizona. The not-for-profit troupe also has a presence in Mystic, Connecticut.
ETC co-founder and president Camilla Ross told me, “We wanted to choose a … Read Full Article→
Great Plains Theatre, the professional Equity company in Abilene, Kansas, will stage Kenneth Jones’ six-actor social justice drama Alabama Story in spring 2020, introducing Sunflower State audiences to the true story of a librarian attacked by politicians for protecting books in the Deep South of 1959.
Alabama Story will play March 20-29, 2020, in a season … Read Full Article→