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Warriors Don't Cry

Sept. 11 - 27 2009

Warriors Don’t Cry, adapted from the bestselling memoir of Melba Pattillo Beals, is a searing account of her junior year at Little Rock’s Central High. As one of nine African American students chosen in 1957 to integrate the 2,000-student Central, Melba endured a year punctuated by telephone threats, shouting mobs, military escorts, rogue police, firebomb and acid-throwing attacks, economic blackmail, and finally, a price on her own head. With the help of her English-teacher mother, her fellow warriors of the Little Rock Nine, and her gun-toting, Shakespeare-quoting grandmother, Melba survived.

Pulitzer-nominated playwright Eisa Davis originally adapted Warriors Don't Cry for Cornerstone Theatre, Los Angeles. Our production is presented with the permission of Ms. Beals.

Our one-woman show features Vilia Steele.

Downloadable souvenir -- download the show flier (pdf) .

7:30 pm – September 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26
2:30 pm – September 13, 20 & 27

Z. Alexander Looby Theater - Click to our Location page
2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd • Nashville

Tickets: $15 • $12 Student/Senior • Thursdays $10 for all

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