Colleen McGoff-Dean is directing a Readers Theatre performance of "Alabama Story", a play based on actual events, March 22, 23, 24, 2019 at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd, Surrey . After seeing the play a year ago at a conference in San Jose, CA., she knew that she wanted to do it in the Lower Mainland as Readers Theatre. The themes, sadly, resonate with much of what we see in the news these days.
The story, set in 1959 Montgomery Alabama, centres around a Senator who takes on the state librarian for having a "controversial children's book" in the library collection. The book? "The Rabbit's Wedding", illustrated by Garth Williams. The book is the story of a black bunny and a white bunny who get married, and the senator is outraged with the book's "hidden message of interracial marriage". (The three people named thus far are all actual people.) There are fictional characters as well that develop other aspects of the story.
The performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, March 22 and 23, at 7 pm, and Sunday matinee on March 24 at 2 pm all at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72nd, Surrey (just down the street from the Surrey Campus.) Tickets are $15, or 12.50 for groups of 10 or more.
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