Tickets Now on Sale for The Drama Group’s Presentation of Alabama Story

Alabama StoryCHICAGO HEIGHTS—(ENEWSPF)—November 14, 2016.  The Drama Group is pleased to present the riveting drama, Alabama Story, directed by Suzanne Ashlock.  Performances will be held at The Drama Group Studio Theatre on December 9, 10,15, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m. and matinees on December 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.

Synopsis ‘Alabama Story’

A gentle children’s book with an apparent hidden message stirs the passions of a segregationist senator and a no-nonsense state librarian in 1959 Montgomery, just as the civil rights movement is flowering. Inspired by true events, Alabama Story puts political foes, star-crossed childhood friends, and one feisty children’s author on the same page to conjure a Deep South of the Imagination. ‘Alabama Story’ was a finalist in the 2014 National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.

‘Alabama Story’ Cast

Jamie Boulstridge Thomas Franklin Brussels, Belgium
Michael Carten Joshua Moore South Holland, IL
Andy Leahy Senator E. W. Higgins Chicago Heights IL
Liliana Mitchell Emily Wheelock Reed Chicago, IL
Jeff Peterson Garth Williams Rockford, IL
Jennifer Schreiner Lily Whitfield Plainfield, IL

Production Crew

Suzanne Ashlock Director; Scenic Design Homewood, IL
MaryEllen Fawk Assistant Director Chicago Heights IL
Jeff Ashlock Scenic Design Homewood, IL
Timothy Bray Artistic Painting Chicago Heights, IL
Linda Hart Production Manager Homewood, IL
Pat Richardson Set Construction Chicago Heights IL
Rose Crockett Props Chicago Heights, IL
Jennifer Larkin Lighting Design New Lenox, IL
Cathie Drakulich Sound Design Park Forest, IL
Skipp Poulton Hair & Makeup Design Chicago Heights, IL
Skipp Poulton Costumes/Hair Assistant Chicago Heights IL 60411
Carlyse Owens Stage Manager Park Forest, IL
Tina Zagone Marketing / Publicity Olympia Fields, IL
Diane Kaffka Publicity Photos Tinley Park, IL
Karen Forsythe Photography Headshots / Show photos Homewood, IL

Tickets are $20 for adults; $19 for seniors and $15 for students with ID. Group discount rates are also available.  Good seats are still available.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 708-755-3444 or online here


As a Community Outreach Program, The Drama Group will be collecting children’s books from our audience members by offering a ticket incentive – buy one ticket and receive one ticket free with the donation of a new or gently used children’s book – for the Thursday, December 15, 2016 performance.

Donations of all new and gently used children’s books will be accepted at The Drama Group Studio Building in Chicago Heights during “Tech Week” (December 4 – 7, 7:00-9:00pm) and throughout the run of the performances (December 9 – 18, 7:00 – 9:00pm and 1:30 – 4:00pm on Sundays) All Children’s books collected will be distributed to participating Elementary Schools in the surrounding communities.

The Drama Group Studio Theatre is located at 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. For directions and other information regarding Drama Group activities, please visit our Web site at