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The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963


Family Day Performances:

Sunday, October 6 & 13, 2013

at 3:00pm

School Day Performances:


October 7 - 24, 2013 at 10:00am & 12:30pm

Home School Day:

October 10, 2013 (12:30pm performance only)

Sign Language Day:

October 11, 2013 (12:30pm performance only)

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Story by: Christopher Paul Curtis

Adapted for the stage by: Reginald Andre Jackson


An Alabama premiere!  Part of BCT’s youth-centered contribution to the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Birmingham’s impact on Civil Rights in 1963.

Based upon a deeply moving story and characters depicted in the novel of the same title, the play chronicles a lengthy stay in Birmingham, Alabama, by the Watson family of Flint, Michigan, which coincided with a moment in world history: the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The Christopher Paul Curtis novel was both a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and a New York Times Review Best Book.



Tickets: Season Ticket Memberships available. Single Tickets to Family Day Performances on sale September 1, 2013. General Admission pricing: Adult, $11; Child, $9.

Recommended for: 2nd-8th Grades, or children ages 6-12.

School Group Bookings: Contact Teresa Shepperd at (205) 458-8899. School ticket pricing available here.