Due to COVID-19 and our commitment to the safety and health of our patrons, the remainder of the Alliance Theatre's 2019/20 season has been cancelled, and the dates for this production will be announced at another time. Learn more here.
By Pearl Cleage
Inspired by the book by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Directed by Mark Valdez
Written by Atlanta's bestselling author, playwright, and Civil Rights Activist, Pearl Cleage (Blues for An Alabama Sky, In My Granny's Garden, Tell Me My Dream) this original play follows three young friends as they learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era and apply those lessons to issues they face in their contemporary lives. The play invites students, parents, teachers, and families to experience the Civil Rights Movement as a living, breathing energy with practical lessons, ethical challenges, and moral choices that remain relevant today. Presented in collaboration with the High Museum of Art's Picture the Dream exhibition, the story will move audiences through context setting (what it was like), major forces that shaped the movement (what happened), and where we are headed today. Featuring a mixture of Civil Rights anthems and new freedom songs composed specifically for the play, Sit-In will move audiences, encourage inter-generational conversations, and inspire the next generation of conscientious social activists.
The Alliance Theatre's Hertz Stage is a modern, 200-seat Black Box theatre. This versatile facility accommodates a number of distinct stage layouts.