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The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

Adapted by Reginald André Jackson. From the book by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Product Code: WB2000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 7m., 3w., 1 either gender (some doubling).

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Ten-year-old Kenny chronicles the events of a fateful summer for the Watson family of Flint, Michigan, in this hilarious and deeply moving story. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta and teenage brother Byron, who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Concerned about this budding juvenile delinquent in their family, Momma and Dad decide it's time for Byron to have a lengthy stay with strict Grandma Sands in Birmingham, Alabama. The family piles into the Brown Bomber and heads south—toward a horrific moment in American history: the bombing of the Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church during which four young black girls are killed. Mr. Curtis' novel was both a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code WB2000
  • Cast Size 11
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group | Praise Group
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583426470
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"A totally believable child's view of the world." -School Library Journal

"Marvelous." -The New York Times Book Review

"Superb … a warmly memorable evocation of an African-American family." -The Horn Book Magazine

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Fantasy Playhouse Children's Huntsville Alabama 2/16/2018 2/25/2018
Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater Huntsville Alabama 2/16/2018 2/25/2018
Hudson Backstage Theatre Los Angeles California 1/19/2018 2/25/2018
Percy Julian Middle School Oak Park Illinois 3/17/2018 3/17/2018