Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963
by Christina Ham
directed by Tangela Large
January 25 – February 13, 2019 Festival Stage | 1 hour, no intermission
Recommended ages 11+
Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia D. Morris Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins. This production imagines these four young girls before the terrible event on September 15, 1963—the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Through story and song, the play shines a light on their dreams, their times with family and friends, and the trials and tribulations they faced as children living in a divided and segregationist city. A full chorus sets the tone with spirituals and anthems of the Civil Rights Movement such as “Amazing Grace,” “Oh, Freedom,” and “Woke Up This Morning.”
Produced in collaboration with Montgomery Public Schools.