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October 16, 2019 7:00PM
Four Little Girls
Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia D. Morris Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins. This student youth production imagines these four young girls before the terrible event on September 15, 1963—the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Through story and song, this play shines a light on their dreams, their times with family and friends, and the trials and tribulations they faced as children living in a divided and segregationist city. A full chorus sets the tone with spirituals and anthems of the Civil Rights Movement such as “Amazing Grace,” “Oh, Freedom,” and “Woke Up This Morning.” This production is a collaboration between The Black Rep and COCA and is directed by Jacqueline Thompson.
Recommended for ages 9+ due to references to violent events and strong language. For full show guidelines visit cocastl.org.
Run time: 60 minutes, followed by a 15-minute talkback with members of the artistic team.