This original one-woman play dramatizes Melba Patillo Beals’s searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock’s central high, through the lens of a contemporary young activist who questions: “What does a warrior look like? What is worth fighting for? Can a young person change the world?” Employing sophisticated video technology, original music, spoken word, poetry, and prose, the show will be a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, community engagement and freedom.
Warriors Don’t Cry is a collaboration between The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The University of Connecticut’s Department of Digital Media and Design, and TheaterWorksUSA.
Recommended Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Curriculum Connections: Communication & Language Arts, Music, Technology, Social Studies
Themes: Empowered Youth, Technology, Civil Discourse, Social Justice, Activism, Freedom
Tickets: $12 per person. Groups of 15 or more: $10 per person & groups will receive one free chaperone ticket with every 15 paid. Additional chaperone tickets available for $10 per person.
Special Assistance: The Garde is equipped with wheelchair seating positions and accessible bathrooms. Wireless listening systems are available by reservation. Please indicate special needs at the time of your reservation. Wheelchair seating is available in the orchestra only.
Please Note: Due to time constraints the Garde requires that students arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to performance time.
This performance is part of the DOMINION ENERGY SCHOOLTIME PERFORMANCE SERIES