THE STORY: As the Civil Rights movement is brewing, a controversial children’s book about a black rabbit marrying a white rabbit stirs the passions of a segregationist State Senator and a no-nonsense State Librarian in 1959 Montgomery, Alabama. A contrasting story of childhood friends—an African American man and a woman of white privilege, reunited in adulthood—provides private counterpoint to the public events swirling in the state capital. Political foes, star-crossed lovers, and one feisty children’s author inhabit the same page in a Deep South of the imagination that brims with humor, heartbreak, and hope. Inspired by true events!
“…a crowd-pleasing and imaginatively theatrical comedy-drama…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.
“ALABAMA STORY explores thorny racial issues with smarts and sensitivity.” —DC Metro Weekly. “A disarmingly engaging drama…thoughtfully written…nuanced…well-layered…” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution.