Alabama Story, the true tale of a librarian who was persecuted in the Deep South for her commitment to the freedom to read, will be produced by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL, in May 2020. The museum and library’s theater director Phil Funkenbusch, who will helm the play, said he booked … 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→
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→