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  Alabama Story at Undercroft Theatre

Alabama Story

Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington

A librarian in segregation-era Alabama purchases a new children's book, The Rabbits' Wedding, for the library. But the nature of the seemingly innocent wedding draws the attention of a grandstanding, intolerant state senator, who leads a crusade against it. When the librarian stands her ground, the attention of the country focuses on the unexpected battle. Based on a true story from the '50s, this production of Alabama Story at Undercroft Theatre is an area premiere. The Washington Stage Guild, a fixture on the DC theatre scene since 1986, offers Alabama Story as part of its 1st Amendment Project.

Thru - Apr 15, 2018

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:30pm

  Alabama Story Reviews
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BroadwayWorld - Somewhat Recommended

"...Washington Stage Guild's production of Alabama Story is a timely story as it hints at issues of race and censorship, but it is slow moving and doesn't explore the issues presented as deeply as it could have."
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Hannah Wing

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Director Kasi Campbellā€™s Alabama Story is a captivating and thought-provoking production. Enjoy!"
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Sophia Howes

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...In the opening scene, a shawl drapes the bench where Joshua and Lily talk. In the next scene the shawl has been removed and the "Whites Only" sign of blatant racism reads bright and clear. That simple sign in Alabama Story keeps the menacing tone from yesteryear front and center for the rest of the play. The subliminal story for today is that covering a sign doesn't make it go away. Feelings of superiority, entitlement, separateness and extreme cultural identity are still lurking under the surface of our social fabric. And it takes everyday people going about their business to make the tough decisions and take the actions necessary to change the story."
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Debbie Minter Jackson

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