June 8 - September 8, 2018
“A deeply moving play … the weight and shame and triumph of history are the very oxygen of ‘Little Rock.'” – The New York Times
HISTORY CALLED IT HEROISM. THEY CALLED IT HIGH SCHOOL.
Little Rock tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated central high school. What began as their quest for a better education soon became a national crisis, igniting the passions of a divided country and sparking a historic fight for justice in the Jim Crow south. On the cusp of the Civil Rights movement, a changing world watched as these nine children from Arkansas battled for their rights with only a book and pencil. At once harrowing and hopeful, LITTLE ROCK brings urgently to life the Nine’s untold personal stories of challenge and resilience, conjuring memories of America not so long ago. From writer and director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, this deeply moving play honors the bravery of these young heroes and asks audiences: Would you have had the courage?
N.B. Strong language. Not suitable for children under 13.
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