By Kenneth Jones
Directed by Rick Dildine
March 5 – March 22, 2020
Octagon Stage | 2 hours, plus intermission
Recommended ages 12+
It’s 1959, and the Civil Rights Movement is starting to grip America. In Montgomery, Alabama, a gentle children’s book stirs the passions of a segregationist senator and a no-nonsense librarian. A contrasting story of childhood friends — an African-American man and a woman of white privilege who are reunited in Montgomery that same year — provides private counterpoint to the public events of the play. Political foes, star-crossed lovers, and one feisty children’s author inhabit the same page to conjure a Deep South of the imagination.
“At a time when intolerance is on the upswing and empathy is under siege, Alabama Story is just the play we need.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Emily Wheelock Reed
Terrell Donnell Sledge*
Director – Rick Dildine^
Stage Manager – Katie An Siegel*
Production Assistant – Brendan Woods
Scenic/Lighting Designer – Brian Sidney Bembridge**
Costume Designer – Kathleen Geldard**
Sound Designer – Melanie Chen Cole**
Wig Master/Supervisor – Angie Wright
*The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**United Scenic Artists, the Representative Voice of Designers and Scenic Artists
^Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Alabama Tourism Department
Jere and Sara Beasley