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  • 1.  Great New Play - Alabama Story

    Posted 11-30-2022 12:07
    I recently discovered a great new play, Alabama Story, by Kenneth Jones. It was just published by Dramatists (now Broadway Licensing). It involves censoring a children's book called The Rabbits' Wedding (a story of a marriage between a black and a white rabbit - you can imagine the "fireworks"). The play, a true story, is a clash between a Southern white politician and a Southern white state librarian. This is a very timely play in which censorship of books and racism intersect. Here is the link: Alabama Story

    I hope to direct this play next season at our community theatre here in Eugene, Oregon.

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

    Stan Coleman (he/his)                             
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    "When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him." 
    Bayard Rustin  

  • 2.  RE: Great New Play - Alabama Story

    Posted 12-01-2022 11:52
    I costumed this lovely play for a local theatre in 2018.  Since there is a surge of book banning right now, the play should resonate even more than it did four years ago.

    I hope your production is well received!


    CJ Breland
    Retired Theatre Arts Educator

  • 3.  RE: Great New Play - Alabama Story

    Posted 12-09-2022 10:49
    Thank you, CJ. I hope our theatre does the show.

    Stanley Coleman