The Watsons go to Birmingham, 1963 - Phantom Projects Theatre Group

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The California Premiere
The Watsons go to
Birmingham, 1963

From the book by Christopher Paul Curtis
Adapted by Reginal Andre Jackson
Directed by Steve Cisneros

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
November 21, 2013
10AM and 7PM

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About the show
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing.

Ten-year-old Kenny chronicles the events of a fateful summer for the Watson family of Flint, Michigan, in this hilarious yet deeply moving story. Brother Byron, who can't seem to stay out of trouble, is sent by Momma and Dad to have a lengthy stay with strict Grandma Sands in Birmingham, Alabama.

The family piles into the Brown Bomber and heads south toward a horrific moment in American history. The church bombing, which killed four young black girls, marked a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

The Cast

Moah Pollas as Kenny Watson
Matthieu Jean-Pierre as Byron Watson
Kiarah Pollas as Joetta "Joey" Watson
Danika Butler as Wilona Watson
Freddie De Grate as Daniel Watson
Jamason Coles as Buphead
Carla Eugenia Mitchell as Grandma Sands
Isaac Clay as Mr. Robert
Justice Smith as Larry Dunn
Elijah Green as Rufus

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