In this regional premiere performance, a children’s story becomes part of our own story.
Set in Montgomery, Alabama in 1959 and based on true events, Alabama Story mixes real and fictional people to tell a fact-inspired fable about tests of character in a time of social turbulence.
A bullying, but complex, segregationist senator wants a controversial children’s book taken off the library shelves, but a fearless librarian — no less complicated — refuses, putting both of their worlds at risk. Based on a real life story of segregation, censorship, and Civil Rights, Alabama Story is playful, serious, smart, funny, dark and hopeful all at once.
A 2014 Finalist in the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. It was later a 2016 nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.
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Listen to Brian Vakulskas’ interview for “Good Morning Siouxland” with ALABAMA STORY playwright Kenneth Jones: