First Stage with Brandite Reed

Arts Avenue: First Stage with Brandite Reed

Co-director Brandite Reed joins 12 Information This Morning to speak about her upcoming play.



ADRIENNE: LOOKING ALID ON ARTS AVENUE, WE ARE JOINED BY THE CODIRECTOR FOR FIRST STA’SGE, THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, 19.63 BRANDI RD.EI THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE PLAY? >> GOOD MORNING. I CAN — BASICALLY THIS PLAY IS BADSE ON A NOVEL ANDHE T ADAPTATION FOR THE PLAY WAS DONE BY CHERYL WEST ANDE W HAVE SOME ORIGINAL MUSIC BY LAMONT DODGER’S SON OF MOTOWN MUSIC AND WE ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB. ROU ACTORS HAVE DONE A WDEONRFUL JOB OF TELLING THIS STORY OF 10-YEAR-OLD KENNY, WHO AND HIS BROTHER BYR,ON WHO ARE TRAVELING TO BIRMINGHAM FROM FLINT, MICHIGAN. SO IT’S BASICLYAL THE STORY OF THE FILAMY IN 1963 IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THE SEGREGATION, CHALLENGES TTHA WERE GOING ON AT THAT TIME, AND –UT B IT’S ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY, THE WATSS,ON AND HOW THEY HAVE UPS AND DOWNS ON THEIR VOYAGE OR THEIR ROAD TRITOP BIRMINGHAM, WHICH IS STJU VERY, VERY, VERY DELIGHTFUL TO SEE. BUT BASICALLY, IT’S SURROUNDING THESE CIVIL RIGHTS CHURCH BOMBINGS DURING THAT TIME BUT IT SHOWS HOW THE FAMILY STRUCTURE AND THE LOVE OF THE FAMILY GETS THEM THRGHOU THAT TIME AND JUST THE CINOMG OF AGE OF THEWO T BOYS, THE DAUGHTER, THE POINT OF VIEW OF EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY I FEEL IS BEAUTIFULLY TOLD. THEY TELL IT, THEY ALTEL A BEAUTIFUL STORY. ADRIENNE: IT SOUNDS VERY INSPINIRG. IT’S SET IN 6319 THOUGH. HOW DOES THE STORY STILL FEEL RELEVANT TODAY WOULD YOU SAY? >> I THINK — I TOLD OTHER REPORTERS THIS, I FEEL THAT — WELL I KNOW THAT THERE ARE HISTORIC EVESNT TAKING PLACE IN OUR WORLD RHTIG NOW, AND UNFORTUNATELY, SOMOFE THE SAME UNDERTESON FROM 1963 STILL DO EXIST TOD.AY BUT YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST — I THINK IT CAN BE TOLD OVER TIME, THIS IS A CLASSIC STORY, BECAUSE THIS IS A STORY ABOUT FAMILY AND LOVE AND JUST GETNGTI THROUGH THOSE CHALLENGES OF THE TE,IM SO I THINK IT’S IMPORTANTOR F OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY TO JUST SEE HOW OERTH YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE PROCESDSE TRAUMAND A JUST SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCED IN DOING THE PLAY AND ALSO THE CHARACTERS. ADRIENNE: ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME THIS SATURDAY MORNING. WE APPRECIATE IT. YOU CAN FIND THE FULL INTERVIEW ON OUR WEB S

Arts Avenue: First Stage with Brandite Reed

Co-director Brandite Reed joins 12 Information This Morning to speak about her upcoming play.

First Stage is placing on a manufacturing of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.”The play is predicated off the novel that shares the fictional story of a household in 1963 who strikes from Flint, Michigan, to Birmingham, Alabama.Co-director Brandite Reed joined 12 Information This Morning to speak about bringing the ebook to life on stage with new authentic music in addition to the play’s themes which can be nonetheless related right now.The play is displaying at the Marcus Middle’s Todd Wehr Theater now till Feb 13.Tickets are $18.For extra info on the play and to purchase tickets, click on right here.

First Stage is placing on a manufacturing of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.”

The play is predicated off the novel that shares the fictional story of a household in 1963 who strikes from Flint, Michigan, to Birmingham, Alabama.

Co-director Brandite Reed joined 12 Information This Morning to speak about bringing the ebook to life on stage with new authentic music in addition to the play’s themes which can be nonetheless related right now.

The play is displaying at the Marcus Middle’s Todd Wehr Theater now till Feb 13.
Tickets are $18.

For extra info on the play and to purchase tickets, click on right here.

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