Pearl Cleage's first play for middle schoolers
"I love that such a hard story was told in such a personal way that showed love, commitment, and the strength of family in such positive light. I praise the fact that it gently reminded our generation that they have a responsibility, just like the people 100 years ago and the people before them, to “better” our world for the next generation." —Jane Morgan, Alliance Theatre usher
"[This is a play] which folks from 10 to 90 will equally enjoy...This is a signature work which evolves from the concept that music can bring us all together as opposed to separating us." —Bob Heller, Atlanta Arts Scene
There was a not-so-long-ago moment when making music and making history were part of the same Atlanta dream. In 1910, that dream became a music festival that made history and changed the lives of two unsuspecting middle school time travelers forever. Take a trip back to the time before Instagram and ear buds when friendship could build a bridge to freedom. This play was especially written for middle schoolers and their families by Alliance Playwright in Residence, Pearl Cleage, in her first show for young audiences.
The Alliance Stage is the Alliance Theatre's primary performing space.