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Alabama Story by Matthew Holler_11

Regional Premiere

Alabama Story

April 06 - May 28, 2016 Gompertz Theatre
Regional Premiere

Alabama Story

April 06 - May 28, 2016 Gompertz Theatre

REGIONAL PREMIERE. Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones is part of the Sarasota Festival of New Plays!

In 1959 Montgomery, Alabama, the Civil Rights Movement is flowering. A children’s book with a hidden message stirs the passions of a segregationist senator and a no-nonsense state librarian.

Inspired by true events, Alabama Story puts political foes, childhood friends, and one feisty author at opposite ends of clashing perceptions.

Alabama Story is also part of the Dialogues on Diversity series which includes panel discussions centered around the themes of the play.

Running Time

2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Touching, inspiring


Danny Bernardy*

Thomas Franklin

Kevin Cutts*

Garth Williams

Rachel Moulton*

Lily Whitfield

Andy Prosky*

Senator E.W. Higgins

Jean Tafler*

Emily Wheelock Reed

Chris White*

Joshua Moore


Director  |  Kate Alexander

Production Stage Manager  |  Roy Johns*

Scenic Designers  |  Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay

Lighting Designer  |  Robert Perry

Costume Designer  |  Sara Hinkley

Diversity Consultant  |  Helen Boulware Moore, Ph.D.



*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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