The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Project1Voice and Howard University
--in cooperation with Duke Ellington School of the Arts
--and African Continuum Theatre Company present:
FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: Birmingham 1963--A Staged Reading
Written by Christina Ham
Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Original music and arrangements by Kathryn Bostic
Note: Free tickets will be distributed, two per person in line, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Hall of States. Tickets are reserved seating in the Family Theater.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing that took the lives of four young girls at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, this reading is part of Project1Voice's nation-wide, simultaneous performance of staged readings which remember a seminal event in American history that helped to galvanize the American civil rights movement only weeks after the historic March on Washington where Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.The readings will feature multi-generational casts of national and local theater, television, and film actors, to be announced at a later date.
The free performance is part of the Kennedy Center's daily, free Millennium Stage series and will be broadcast live on the Center's Web site. Following the reading, there will be a post-performance discussion.