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Book-Banning Drama “Alabama Story” Makes Its Tampa Premiere

Book-Banning Drama “Alabama Story” Makes Its Tampa Premiere

Florida’s Powerstories Theatre, the nonprofit professional theater devoted to “true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide,” will present the Tampa premiere of Kenneth Jones’ fact-based censorship drama Alabama Story January 11-21, 2024, at the Straz Center’s Shimberg Playhouse. The production coincides with a time of heated debate about what books and curricula … Read Full Article→

“Hollywood, Nebraska,” a Comedy About Coming Home, Gets Three Premiere Productions

“Hollywood, Nebraska,” a Comedy About Coming Home, Gets Three Premiere Productions

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→

Heroic Librarian of “Alabama Story” Makes Her Georgia Premiere

Heroic Librarian of “Alabama Story” Makes Her Georgia Premiere

Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell, GA, is giving Alabama Story — the six-actor, one-set drama about an embattled librarian in the Deep South — its state premiere Sept. 8-25, 2022, a time when librarians across the country are being persecuted for giving the public access to a wide variety of materials. Playwright Kenneth Jones’ fact-inspired drama is directed … Read Full Article→