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A Riveting Tale of Courage and Conviction Comes to Pensacola Little Theatre

Pensacola Little Theatre is proud to present Alabama Story, a compelling play inspired by true events from 1959 that explores the tumultuous backdrop of the Civil Rights movement. This Studio 400 Production, written by Kenneth Jones and directed by Gavin Parmley, promises to captivate audiences from October 20th to October 29th, 2023.

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In a time when the Civil Rights movement is gaining momentum, Alabama Story delves into a clash of ideologies and the resilience of the human spirit. Set against the backdrop of a Deep South on the cusp of change, the play tells the story of a segregationist State Senator and a no-nonsense State Librarian who engage in a passionate battle over the content of a children’s book.

Their confrontation becomes emblematic of a society at odds, teetering between tradition and progress. Amidst this turbulent era, the play introduces us to a reunion of childhood friends: an African-American man and a woman of white privilege. Their journey serves as a private counterpoint to the public events
unfolding in the state capital. As political foes, star-crossed lovers, and a feisty children’s author enter the stage, the Deep South of the imagination comes to life, brimming with humor, heartbreak, and hope.

Pensacola Little Theatre is thrilled to welcome Kenneth Jones, the celebrated author of Alabama Story, as our special guest for this production. Audiences can look forward to a series of captivating talkbacks during opening weekend, providing unique insights into the play’s themes and historical context. Notably, a special evening will feature Kenneth Jones alongside the remarkable banned book author and activist Nic Stone in a conversation sure to ignite thoughtful dialogue.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the power of storytelling and the strength of the human spirit in Alabama Story. Get your tickets now and join us from October 20th to October 29th, 2023, at Pensacola Little Theatre.

For ticket information and to learn more about our upcoming productions, visit www.pensacolalittletheatre.com or call the Box Office at 850-432-2042. ACE and the Florida Division of
Cultural Affairs sponsored this production in part.