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Reluctant to cope with one more tragedy in a school—raise your hand if you feel me!—young activist Ya Girl is ready to call it quits on leading her million-plus Instagram followers in the fight for social justice. When Melba Pattillo Beals steps out of history and into Ya Girl’s phone to share the story of her battle to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957, Ya Girl learns to see herself in Melba—and in all the young warriors who came before her to raise their hands and make a difference.
Inspired by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals’ Little Rock Nine memoir Warriors Don’t Cry, this production is a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, and community engagement.
Warriors Don’t Cry is co-conceived by award-winning playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Where We Stand) and director Tamilla Woodard (Associate Director, Hadestown), featuring original music by Toshi Reagon, spoken word, and video projection. This production is a collaboration between The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and TheaterWorksUSA.
Appropriate for Grades 6 – 12
Curriculum: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Technology, Social Studies
All performances last approximately ONE hour.
The Fine Print
Advance registration required. For groups of 10 or more a $50 non-refundable deposit per performance is required at time of registration. Please make checks payable to The Music Hall.
A confirmation notice, including invoice will be emailed after deposit(s) are received.
Final Payment is due three weeks prior to the performance. The Music Hall must enforce a non-refundable FULL PAYMENT policy three weeks prior to the performance due to our contractual obligations with our performers. NO EXCEPTIONS. No snow day refunds available. A receipt will be emailed after the order has been paid in full.
Groups may decrease their reservation size before payment is due; however, once full payment is received, all sales are final. After that time, you may still increase your numbers, subject to availability.
Tickets are not issued. Seating will be determined by group size. Each group will be assigned a block of seats. Families and groups of fewer than 10 should check in at the box office before being seated.