The West Side Theatre Guild continues its 20th season with The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963.
Ten-year-old Kenny chronicles the events of a fateful summer for the Watson family of Flint, Michigan, in this hilarious and deeply moving story. There’s Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta and teenage brother Byron, who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Concerned about this budding juvenile delinquent in their family, Momma and Dad decide it’s time for Byron 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 bombing of the Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church.
Directed by Mark Spencer
Starring Jarius Taylor-Newman of Clifford Pierce Middle School, D’arnez Gaston of West Side Leadership Academy, Judah Coleman of Charter of the Dunes, Jasanth Coleman of Charter of the Dunes, Dwayne Coleman Jr. of Thea Bowman High Svhool, Tyyonne LaShea Green of Indiana University Northwest, Ryan Robinson of Indiana University Northwest, Nina Turner, and Jim Stewart
Performance Schedule: February 28, March 1, 2, 3, 4 at 7 p.m. and March 5 at 4 p.m., 2017, 900 Gerry St., Gary, IN 46406. Patrons are asked to use door E. The play will take place in our intimate 125 seat theatre.
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Tickets are $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door and can be reserved by calling 219.390.WSTG (9784).