December 6 - 15
Written by Reginald Andre Jackson
Based on the book by
Christopher Paul Curtis
Directed by Crystal Lassiter & Tina Turley
It’s 1963 in Flint, Michigan, and ten-year-old Kenny’s peaceful world is about to turn upside down. His parents are planning a family road trip to take his rebellious older brother, Byron, to Birmingham to learn some manners from strict Grandma Sands. In this relatable, funny, and touching story of an African-American family, tragedy turns to hope and faith.
Directors – Tina F. Turley & Crystal Lassiter
Choreographer – Chandler Brown
Scenic Design – Andy Fitch
Costume Design – Jeanette Waterman
Lighting Design – Lyndell McDonald
Stage Manager – Alexandra (Alex)Smith
Sound Design – Wheeler Kincai
KENNY-10 years old
BYRON - His brother. A 13-year-old juvenile delinquent
JOETTA - His sister. 6 years old
WILONA -The mother. 30s
DANIEL - The father. 30s
BUPHEAD - Friend to Byron. 14 years old
GRANDMA SANDS - Mother to Wilona. Has suffered a slight stroke. Late 50s.
MRS. DAVIDSON - A Sunday school teacher
MR. ALUMS - A school teacher
LARRY DUNN - A bully. 12 years old
RUFUS - Friend to Kenny10 years old
CODY - Brother to Rufus. 8 years old
MR. ROBERT - Friend to Grandma Sands. 50s
MR. MITCHELL - A store owner
WEATHER MAN / DJ (Voice only)
\GIRL (Stylized) small
WOOL POOH (Movement only)
SMOKE POOH (Movement only)
Some roles may be doubled.
Auditions are planned for October 14 & 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Wilson Carr Rehearsal Hall at Shelton State Community College (9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405). Those coming to audition should prepare for cold readings. A perusal script is available in the ticket office. Rehearsals are planned to begin October 21.
Thursday, December 5 @ 7:30 p.m. *Pay-What-You-Can Dress Rehearsal
Friday, December 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 8 @ 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11 @ 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 @ 2:00 p.m.
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