The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963
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Date & Time
Thu, Feb 21 8:00 PM
UCSB Campus, Mesa Road Santa Barbara,CA 93101
Performing Arts Theater, UCSB
LAUNCH PAD in a co-commission with Seattle Childrens Theatre and Chicago Children’s Theatre presents a brand new adaptation of acclaimed author Christopher Paul Curtis groundbreaking, timeless work, The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963. The play centers on a buoyant, loving Michigan family of five travelling south to Alabama during the turbulent summer of 1963, a time of racially motivated upheaval and civil unrest. Ten-year-old Kenny is conflicted about this family vacation, but as his world expands, Kenny learns hes more courageous than he ever thought himself capable. Family-friendly, ages 9 and up. Performance Dates: February 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2019 – 8:00pm February 23, 24, 2019 – 2:00pm