The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:00pm to Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:00pm to Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event Date Details: 

FEB 14-16 & 19-23 / 8 PM

FEB 23-24 / 2 PM

Event Location: 

  • Performing Arts Theater

Event Price: 

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based on the book "The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963" by Christopher Paul Curtis

adapted by Cheryl L. West     directed by Risa Brainin

LAUNCH PAD in a co-commission with Seattle Children’s 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 he’s more courageous than he ever thought himself capable. 


Family-friendly, ages 9 and up.

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Season schedule subject to change.