Phoenix Theatre and The Black Theatre Troupe join forces to present the shocking true story of nine African American youth jailed in Alabama in 1931 for a crime they did not commit. Featuring a mix of gospel, jazz, and vaudeville, this audacious musical explores the series of events that provoked a national outrage. Every performance includes a post-show discussion led by moderators provided by the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy to explore the themes represented in the show.
There will be three community panel discussions that are free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. “Understanding Minstrel Theatre”
Saturday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. “Arts Inspiring Justice,”
Moderated by Alberto Reyes-Olivas, Executive Director, Pastor Center for Politics
and Public Service
Saturday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. “Community Action = Community Hope”
Moderated by Kermit Brown, Instructor, ASU College of Integrative Sciences and Arts