Through the voices of young people, the Asante Children’s Theatre Prep4Life thespians come armed with “FIGHTIN’ THE GOOD FIGHT: Asante Celebrates the Civil Rights Movement”.
This production will run one weekend with a performance on Saturday, March 14th at 2pm and Sunday March 15th at 4pm – both will grace the stage of the Warren Performing Arts Center, located at 9500 E 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46229.
“FIGHTIN’ THE GOOD FIGHT”, delves into powerful stories of the Little Rock Nine, The Montgomery Bus Boycott and The Black Panthers, as seen from the perspective of some of the most active freedom fighters during that time, the youth. Deborah Asante was inspired to create this platform during her recent storytelling experiences in schools. “I’ve talked with elementary school teachers who find it challenging to answer their student’s questions about the Civil Rights Movement. Without a true understanding of the history that preceded that era, there are complexities hard for the younger student to comprehend. We are taking a creative approach to the challenge.”
The “Prepsters” who range in ages from 6 to 14 had an opportunity to create art through interactive demonstrations and collective storytelling which yielded impressive results. “What stood out the most was how vocal the kids were during these reenactments,” says Ashlee Baskin, the Artistic Lead Facilitator for the Prep4Life program. “This show definitely touches on the power of collective organization and hopefully inspires those to see how important our contributions are to the American Story.”
“FIGHTIN’ THE GOOD FIGHT” will also feature stories about Sheyann Webb, known as Dr. King’s “smallest freedom fighter” from her participation at the age of nine in the first attempt to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the march from Selma to Montgomery on March 7, 1965.
In the age of political correctness, “FIGHTIN’ THE GOOD FIGHT” emphasizes the pride of the Civil Rights Movement. Young and old alike will be captivated by the compelling stories. When the youth take on the mantle of advocating justice for all…the world takes notice!
General Admission tickets range from $10- $15 and may be purchased online at
www.asantechildrenstheatre.org or at the door on the day of the event. Get your tickets early!!!
For Group Rates or FMI: email@example.com or call 317-654-0264.