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Separate and Equal

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Overview

Produced by:
The University of Alabama
Dates:
September 05 - September 30, 2018
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Theater:
Showing in Theater

Show Info

Written and directed by Seth Panitch

With Pamela Afesi, Will Badgett, Adrian Baidoo, Ted Barton, Ross Birdsong, Steven Bono Jr., Edwin Brown III, Jeremy Cox, Dylan Guy Davis, James Holloway, and Barbra Wengerd

Inspired by compelling personal recollections from the Oral History Project at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Separate and Equal explores the emotional violence of segregation through the playing of a forbidden basketball game between black and white teens in the pressure cooker of 1950's Jim Crow Alabama. 

Told through a dynamic hybrid of basketball and modern dance and performed to an original jazz soundtrack composed specifically for this production, Separate and Equal follows those on the very cusp of adulthood, not yet consumed by the prejudices of their parents, as they struggle to break free from the repetitious cycle of racism.
 

Pamela
Afesi
Will
Badgett
Adrian
Baidoo
Ted
Barton
Ross
Birdsong
Steven
Bono Jr.
Edwin
Brown III
Jeremy
Cox
Dylan Guy
Davis
James
Holloway
Barbra
Wengerd
Photo Caption: Edwin Brown III, Dylan Guy Davis, Adrian Baidoo, James Holloway, and Ross Birdsong
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Reviews

"A production that combines realism with expressionism into a stew of dramatic and kinetic tension" - Talkin' Broadway

"Brilliantly choreographed rendition of a basketball game" - A Seat on the Aisle

"One of the most uniformly accomplished ensembles to be seen in new york in several months" - Lighting & Sound America