Freedom Rider 2022 | Alabama Shakespeare Festival
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Freedom Rider*

Written by Ricardo Khan in collaboration with Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Murray Horwitz, Nathan Louis Jackson, and Nikkole Salter

directed by Ricardo Khan

April 8–24, 2022
Festival Stage | 2 Hours | One Intermission | Recommended Ages 15+
*World Premiere

In May 1961, four young students join others aboard a southbound bus in Washington, DC, to challenge segregated spaces in interstate travel. They ended up changing themselves and the nation forever. Inspired by real events, this powerful play — sometimes funny and ultimately uplifting — celebrates the heroic and watershed journey of these young people.


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