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Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

By Christina M. Ham.

Product Code: FC3000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 4w. plus an ensemble of at least 16, including 8w.

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Synopsis

Every child imagines what they want to be when they grow up. The four little girls who attended the 16th Street Baptist Church were no exception. Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 centers on Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, four little girls who are multitalented and bursting with promise and who share their hopes and dreams against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. While Denise dreams of becoming a doctor, Carole looks forward to the dress she will one day wear at the cotillion, Cynthia imagines her life as a mathematics professor at the local university and Addie Mae envisions a life as a professional baseball player. The realities of the segregated political climate that will put a stop to these dreams swirl around them and eventually culminate in the fateful events of September 15, 1963. This searing play dares to examine what it's like to be a child in the most extreme circumstances. Commissioned and originally produced by SteppingStone Theatre.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code FC3000
  • Cast Size 20
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | Community Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427880
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Customer Reviews

"This timely powerful piece of literature was well received in our community. The cast and audience were very moved by the truth behind this show. What made it more powerful was, Sarah Collins Rudolph spoke to our cast and attended the show. It was living history in front of us and added to the truth of the story. We all were moved beyond words. The playwright is to be commended on great writing and staging for this piece. "
Review by Roy Lewis, Augusta Jr. Players, Augusta, Ga.
"This timely powerful piece of literature was well received in our community. The cast and audience were very moved by the truth behind this show. What made it more powerful was, Sarah Collins Rudolph spoke to our cast and attended the show. It was living history in front of us and added to the truth of the story. We all were moved beyond words. The playwright is to be commended on great writing and staging for this piece. "
Review by Roy Lewis, Augusta Jr. Players, Augusta, Ga.
"A very moving, creatively written, piece about a landmark event in American history."
Review by Jonathan Fuller, Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Always tell this story with honesty and truth, the script will do the work. "
Tip by Roy Lewis, Augusta Jr. Players, Augusta, Ga.

Media Reviews

"Joyfully illustrated with telling dialogue … We get to know each young lady as an individual." -Twin Cities Daily Planet

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Victory Apostolic Church Matteson Illinois 3/1/2024 3/2/2024
Marygrove Concervecy Detroit Michigan 3/2/2024 3/2/2024