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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: WB3000

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

    No Livestream Rights Available

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.

$39.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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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.

Notes

No livestream rights are available for this title.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code WB3000
  • Cast Size 11
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $39.95
  • Approx. Run Time 70 min

Categories

* 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