CHICAGO 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|
|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
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
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 www.dramagroup.org.