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‘Alabama Story’ at City Lights Theatre

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BLACK & WHITE: A librarian attempts to introduce a book promoting racial tolerance in the segregated south in 'Alabama Story.'

BLACK & WHITE: A librarian attempts to introduce a book promoting racial tolerance in the segregated south in 'Alabama Story.'

On the cusp of the 1960s, America’s civil rights movement had only just begun. While it’s clear—even in 2018—how far we still have to go, Kenneth Jones’ Alabama Story gives us a glimpse of how far we’ve come. The story follows librarian Emily Wheelock Reed as she champions Garth Williams’ controversial children’s book The Rabbits’ Wedding, a love story between two rabbits, one black and one white. Jones’ play comes to the West Coast for the first time, as City Lights Theatre takes audiences back to 1959 and segregation-era Alabama.

Alabama Story
Thu, 8pm, $19+
City Lights Theatre, San Jose

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