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January 26, 2024

February 4, 2024

SYNOPSIS

As the Civil Rights movement is brewing, a controversial children’s book about a black rabbit marrying a white rabbit stirs the passions of a segregationist State Senator and a no-nonsense State Librarian in 1959 Montgomery, Alabama. A contrasting story of childhood friends—an African American man and a woman of white privilege, reunited in adulthood—provides private counterpoint to the public events swirling in the state capital. Political foes, star-crossed lovers, and one feisty children’s author inhabit the same page in a Deep South of the imagination that brims with humor, heartbreak, and hope. Inspired by true events!

by Kenneth Jones
Presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC., servicing the Dramatists Play Service Collection (www.dramatists.com)

 

CO-PRODUCERS

MEDIA SPONSORS

KMAJ Majic 107.7 – A Cumulus Station, WIBW, and WIBW.com

AUDITIONS

Saturday, December 9, 2023 (1:00 – 4:00 PM, Callbacks immediately following)

TICKET DATES

Friday, January 12, 2024 – PHONE LINES OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

SHOW TIMES

Production Dates

Friday, January 26 – 7:00 PM
Friday, February 2 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 27 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 3 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 28 – TBA 2:00 PM Matinee
Sunday, February 4 – 2:00 PM Matinee

Production Staff & Cast

STAFF

Joanna Lassley – Director

Dave Uhler & Laurie Uhler – Scene Designer/Tech Director

Andrew Ralston – Costume Designer

Lauren McCauley-Jones – Stage Manager

Lily Czechanski –  Assistant Director

Melanie Ralston – Assistant Stage Manager

CAST

Garth Williams & Others – Shawn Nyberg
Lily Whitfield – Amanda Burton
Joshua Moore – Dané Shobe
Senator E.W. Higgins – Dusty Nichols
Emily Whitlock Reed – Donna Lambrecht
Thomas Franklin – Dylan Hart
Thank you to EVERYONE who auditioned! We were lucky to have such talented auditioners, which made for some tough decisions!
 
Cast: Please email HHT Office Manager Kari Johnson at Kari@topekacivictheatre.com to accept your role ASAP. The first rehearsal will be WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 7:30 PM. Please come to the rehearsal hall in the HHT Office Building.