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The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963

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Now - March 24, 2019
Starting: 07:30 PM

World premiere Kennedy Center commission

Meet the Watsons of Flint, Michigan: Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, big brother Byron, and ten-year-old Kenny. When Byron can’t stay out of trouble, the whole family piles into their “Brown Bomber” and drives south to visit Grandma Sands for the summer. But along the way, they’ll experience a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning book comes to life in a staged concert reading adaptation by Christina Ham with live music. Told through Kenny’s ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birmingham’s tragic church bombing. Experience the beloved story of a family’s bond and endurance amidst one of the darkest periods in America’s history.

Most enjoyed by age 9 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.  

Event Location

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW,
Washington, DC 20566
Foggy Bottom

Contact

(202) 467-4600

Admission: $20-$50

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Posted by: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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