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The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963

August 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Launch Pad program at AD&A Museum presents the play “The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963”. It is based on the book: “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis, and adapted by Cheryl L. West, directed by Risa Brainin.

A buoyant, loving Michigan family of five travel south to Alabama during the turbulent summer of 1963, a time of racially motivated upheaval and civil unrest. Ten year old Kenny is conflicted about this vacation to Grandma’s, yet he will soon learn—after a horrific event that will rock the town as well as the country—that he’s more courageous than he ever thought.





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