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The Watsons Go to Birmingham1963
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 cant 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, theyll experience a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement.
Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Awardwinning book comes to life in a staged concert reading adaptation by Christina Ham with live music. Told through Kennys ever-witty perspective, The Watsons Go to Birmingham captures hilarious family antics alongside poignant observations of Birminghams tragic church bombing. Experience the beloved story of a familys bond and endurance amidst one of the darkest periods in Americas history.
Most enjoyed by age 9 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.