Iowa Stage Theater Co. Scriptease: Alabama Story
By Kenneth Jones
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7pm
Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater
A gentle children’s book with an apparent hidden message stirs the passions of a segregationist State Senator and a no-nonsense State Librarian in 1959 Montgomery, Alabama, just as the civil rights movement is flowering. A contrasting story of childhood friends — an African-American man and a woman of white privilege, reunited in adulthood in Montgomery that same year — provides private counterpoint to the public events of the play.