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    GPAC is sponsoring a Staged Reading of

    ALABAMA STORY

    by

    Ken Jones

     

    July 30-August 1, 2020

    8:00 p.m.

    *Outside in front of the Groves Auditorium*

     

    Donations will be accepted, but not required

    *Guests are asked to bring their own chair and blankets, sit socially distanced at 6 feet apart, and wear masks when entering and existing the seating area.

     

    The Story:  Set in Montgomery, Alabama in 1959, Alabama Story mixes real and fictional people to tell a fact-inspired fable about tests of character in a time of social turbulence. Censorship, civil rights, children’s literature and the freedom to read are elements in this highly theatrical six-actor tale set in “the Deep South of the imagination.” A bullying but complex segregationist senator wants a controversial children’s book taken off the library shelves, but a fearless librarian refuses, putting both of their worlds at risk. Another story of childhood friends — an African-American man and a white woman, reunited in adulthood that same year — provides private counterpoint to the public events swirling in the state capital. Political foes, star-crossed lovers, and one feisty children’s author inhabit the same page in new American play brimming with humor, humanity, heartbreak and hope. 

    The author: Kenneth Jones is a graduate of Groves High School and is a New York City-based playwright, lyricist, librettist and theatre advocate. ByKennethJones.com is the official website about his creative work, but it also serves as a news site advocating for new plays and musicals, dramatists and other theatre makers. It’s also an archive of some of his past reporting as a theatre journalist.

     

    Productions for the 2020-2021 Season are TBD

    *Due to the Covid 19 pandemic the productions by GPAC are on hold until further developments and information is provided about

    the return to school and the use of the facilities for after school activities. 

     

     

     

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    You may also contact Mr. Stephen Carpenter at Scarpenter@birmingham.k12.mi.us

     

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