One Sunday in Birmingham

One Sunday in Birmingham

by Joyce A. Barnes

Directed by Joyce Barnes and Dana Graham

January 15 at 3:00 and 7:00 

 xact Birmingham

One Sunday in Birmingham is a two-act play told through the eyes of 15-year-old Ruby Watson. Against her parents’ wishes, Ruby joins thousands of other young people in The Children’s March in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. They faced the dogs, fire hoses, crowded jail cells, and the massive forces of Southern oppression to demand freedom and equality, using the methods of mass demonstrations and nonviolence.  They also suffered the loss of four young girls killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Historic characters from Dr. Martin Luther King to Bull Connor appear along with the everyday people who won equality, freedom, and respect because they stopped being afraid and worked together as a community. With faith, courage, determination, and of course, the music of the Movement, they triumphed over evil.  

One Sunday in Birmingham is a multi-media presentation that includes actual news video from the time, live singing and recorded Movement songs, and dramatic action onstage. For this performance, we will invite the audience to join us, at least for an hour, as we create onstage an example of The Beloved Community.

"My hope is that we will inspire all involved—performers, crew and audience—to be better citizens, to stop the hate and spread the love, to join the Movement that we need even now—because the Struggle for human rights and  human dignity continues.” - Joyce Barnes

Reserve your tickets now by calling 937-372516 and we will call back to confirm your “will call” seats.  Or order online at with a small service fee.  Tickets are selling fast for this limited engagement, so call in soon.  A great LAST MINUTE GIFT for those you love.

Join us for a full afternoon of events on the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday that celebrate the cultural diversity that our African-American population brings to our community!

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