“Alabama Story” at ATI

ALABAMA STORY

October 25 – November 17

Written by Kenneth Jones – Directed by Jane Unger

Meet history’s forgotten hero of free speech in the Indiana premier of a fact-inspired, highly theatrical new play brimming with humor, heart, and humanity.

About the show

A determined librarian and a segregationist senator face off over an innocent children’s book in 1959 Montgomery, Alabama.

Depicting the marriage of two rabbits – who happen to have different-colored fur – the story has Sen. E.W. Higgins calling for a book ban. But even as the pressure mounts, Indiana raised and educated librarian Emily Wheelock Reed refuses to yield to censorship.

Inspired by true events!

Alabama Story is a stirring testament to free expression, just as the civil rights movement is flowering. Political foes, star-crossed lovers, and one feisty children’s author inhabit the same page to conjure a Deep South of the imagination. 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of these true events.

Tickets and information

Visit the Center for Performing Arts box office, call (317)-843-3800, or visit ATIStage.org to order your tickets.

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