Alabama Story, playwright Kenneth Jones’ six-actor, one-set play inspired by real events that touch on censorship, book banning, freedom to read and Civil Rights issues in “the Deep South of the imagination,” had its world premiere by Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT. Artistic director Karen Azenberg directed the staging, which earned rave reviews, standing … Read Full Article→
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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→
One of the extraordinary experiences that I had during the launch of my play Alabama Story at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in early January was experiencing a juried art exhibit of works that were related to the themes that surface in the fact-inspired drama. Webster Arts sponsors the exhibit, “Freedom of Expression,” featuring 41 works by artists … Read Full Article→