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  1. Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges

    By Christina M. Ham. Music by Gary Rue.

    Product Code: RD8000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
    • 11 to 16m., 11 to 20w., 5 to 9 either gender.
    • 55 min.
    In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby became the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. When the white families learned of Ruby’s enrollment, they pulled their children from her class, leaving Ruby and her teacher the only ones in the classroom for the school year. Her family watched helplessly as federal marshals escorted Ruby to school each day past protesters jeering and threatening her life. This musical explores a little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity. Learn More
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  2. Loving

    Loving

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: LM1000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 2m., 1 to 2w., 1 either gender.
    • 60 min.

    In the 1950s, Richard Loving, a white man, loved Mildred Jeter, an African American. The story of an oppressed inter-racial marriage and a family torn apart by prejudice and hate, this title celebrates this triumph of love that led to a landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia.

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  3. The Seat of Justice

    The Seat of Justice

    By Julian Wiles.

    Product Code: S2R000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • 12m., 7w., 4 boys, 3 girls.
    • 120 min.
    In 1947, a small group of parents started a movement that would eventually lead to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The Seat of Justice chronicles the historic Briggs v. Elliott desegregation case from rural Clarendon Country, S.C., to the halls of the United States Supreme Court and celebrates the brave citizens, both black and white, who fought for justice and equality, taking their turns in the seat of justice and making decisions that will change the course of history. Learn More
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  4. River City

    River City

    By Diana Grisanti.

    Product Code: RD7000

    • Comedy | Drama
    • College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
    • 4m., 2w.
    • 100 min.
    After his death, Mary discovers a photograph of her father from a past he never talked about. She goes on a quest to uncover a half-century of family secrets buried in Kentucky. Her investigation transports us to 1968, to an orphanage, across town from a once-burgeoning black business district. As Mary dives into a torrent of bloodlines and color lines, she confronts not only the memories of her family, but the ghosts that haunt one American city. Learn More
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  5. Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

    By Peter Manos.

    Product Code: OA4000

    • Drama
    • Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 2 to 10m., 2 to 10w., up to 10 either gender.
    • 45 min.
    This play combines stories of men and women of the Underground Railroad who were active in the fight against slavery. Famous participants like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe and other lesser-known heroes are included in this tale that celebrates a time when Americans were at their courageous best, supporting one another, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender. Learn More
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  6. Blind Lemon Blues

    Blind Lemon Blues

    Created by Alan Govenar and Akin Babatunde.

    Product Code: BE2000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult
    • 3m., 3w., extras as desired.
    • 50 min.
    This 50-minute musical celebrates the legacy of Blind Lemon Jefferson and his profound influence upon the development of American popular music. Jefferson was a blind street musician who played his guitar at the corner of Elm Street and Central Avenue in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas, Texas, until a Paramount Records scout discovered him. Learn More
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  7. Free Man of Color

    Free Man of Color

    By Charles Smith.

    Product Code: F89000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult
    • 2m., 1w. (One male character should be white, one African-American. Female character is white.)
    • 120 min.
    The year is 1824. Ohio is a free state but slavery is still the law of the land. Rev. Robert Wilson, president of Ohio University, brings John Newton Templeton, a young ex-slave, to the University to be the first man of color to attend the college. Learn More
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  8. A Midnight Cry: The Underground Railroad to Freedom

    A Midnight Cry: The Underground Railroad to Freedom

    By James DeVita. Musical selections and arrangements by Josh Schmidt. Additional selections and arrangements by Sheri Williams Panell.

    Product Code: ME2000

    • Drama
    • Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
    • 8m., 6w. (plus 3 either gender. Extras as desired. May be doubled to 5m, 3w.)
    • 90 min.
    This moving historical drama is inspired by the true story of a young girl's journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Leaving behind the only life she knows, she embarks on a dangerous journey out of slavery. Learn More
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  9. The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye

    Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond from the novel by Toni Morrison.

    Product Code: BC4000

    • Drama
    • College and Adult
    • 2 to 3m., 6 to 10w.
    • 90 min.
    In this story about the tragic life of a young black girl in 1940s Ohio, 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. She blames her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. This powerful adaptation explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism has taken on a community, a family and an innocent girl. Learn More
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  10. Black Nativity

    Black Nativity

    The Christmas story in dialogue, narrative, pantomime, gospel song and folk spirituals—the unique creation of the poet and playwright Langston Hughes. Music arranged by Aaron Robinson.

    Product Code: B72000

    • Drama
    • High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
    • variable.
    • 50 min.
    The traditional Christmas story told through dialogue, narrative and pantomime allows the freedom to add the music of your choice (from gospel songs, spirituals and traditional carols to your own original compositions) and dance. This thrilling holiday piece will have your audiences on their feet! Learn More
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