The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963

Learning Through Theatre
“I ain't never heard of no sickness that makes you kill little girls just because you don't want them in your school.  I don't think they're sick at all, I think they just let hate eat them up and turn them into monsters.”

Ten-year-old Kenny chronicles the events of a fateful summer for the Watson family of Flint, as they pile in the family car and head south – toward a horrific moment in American history.  Based on the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honor Book by Flint native, Christopher Paul Curtis.
By Reginald André Jackson
Based upon the book by Christopher Paul Curtis
Directed by Brittany Reed
Recommended for grades 5 and up
Learning Through Theatre School Performances
     Thursday, February 16, 10:00am & 12:15pm
     Friday, February 17, 10:00am & 12:15pm
     Thursday, February 23, 10:00am & 12:15pm 
     Friday, February 24, 10:00am & 12:15pm
Learning Through Theatre School Performances
Available by reservation to education groups.
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 Is Sponsored by Charles Stewart Harding Foundation

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