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Alabama Story

Thursday, 05 October, 2023

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SLU Theatre & Dance proudly presents Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones.  As the Civil Rights movement is brewing, a controversial children’s book about a black rabbit marrying a white rabbit stirs the passions of a segregationist State Senator and a no-nonsense State Librarian in 1959 Montgomery, Alabama. A contrasting story of childhood friends, an African American man and a woman of white privilege, reunited in adulthood, provides a private counterpoint to the public events swirling in the state capital. Political foes, star-crossed lovers, and one feisty children’s author inhabit the same page in a Deep South of the imagination that brims with humor, heartbreak, and hope. Inspired by true events!

Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Nancy Bell.

The Grandel is located at 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63103. Ample street parking exists in front of the main entrance, as well as local parking garages in the surrounding blocks.

The Grandel is a fully accessible and ADA-compliant venue. Accessible reserved parking and entrance (via ramp) are located on the direct west side of the building.

A limited number of free student tickets are available at the door beginning 1 hour before each performance.  General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Metrotix.