Give under-served families a LIVE experience of the Civil Rights Movement they’ll remember for a lifetime!
We need $3000 to bring this production to approximately 1000 more people!
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With our newest play by Gregory S. Perrin, we will be directly addressing the issue of social inequality through historical subject matter. LIBERTY, EQUALITY AND FIREWORKS is a theatrical exploration of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and is designed to be a young person’s introduction to this important moment in our national history.
The play will also challenge young people to consider what further advances we need to make as a society to fully realize the goals established in the 1960’s by our nation. As the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act reach their respective 50th anniversaries, it is a natural time in our collective history to revisit this pivotal moment in our national development. Now is the time for the arts to help insure that the next generation of Americans understands the personal sacrifices made by countless citizens to guarantee the civil rights that we now enjoy and often take for granted.
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Rollins Studio Theatre October 10-19, 2014
Set in a history museum, the play’s characters (a group of 4th grade students) experience key elements of an important part of our national history when iconic images from that period come to life and begin to move and speak.
“Not only does the play, Liberty! Equality! and Fireworks! take the audience back in time to the Civil Rights Movement but it also shows how the issues of injustice are still around today. The play shows tolerance in a way that is relevant to a young student. The students were engaged the entire performance. My students also enjoyed the Pre and Post Activities provided in the study guides. Pollyanna Theatre Company offers a wonderful experience! Thank you!”
4th grade ESL Widen Elementary
Pollyanna commissioned a new play by Austin Playwright Gregory Perrin that is a theatrical exploration of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Pollyanna partnered with the LBJ Library on the creation of educational and dramaturgical materials for this production. Our organizations cross promoted visits to see the LBJ Library’s Civil Rights Exhibit as well as the live theater expereince. The play is designed for students grades 3 – 6 and their families.
Public Performances were held to full houses and standing ovations:
October 11 at 2:00 and 4:00
Oct. 12 at 2:00 followed by “Meet The Cast Party”
Oct. 18 at 2:00 and 4:00
Oct 19 at 2:00 followed by “Meet The Cast Party”
School Performances – Tickets through (512) 743-7966
Oct. 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. (8 school performances)
To help children through this very difficult topic, Pollyanna offered the following FREE Study Guide for teachers and parents in an effort to facilitate constructive and empowering conversations.
Download the Liberty! Equality! and Fireworks! Study Guide
Cast and Crew of Liberty! Equality! and Fireworks!
Pollyanna Theatre Company: Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks! – 2pm
Patrons attending the 2pm performance of the “Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks!” at the Long Center on Sunday, October 19th will be impacted by the 2014 LIVESTRONG Challenge Bike Ride. Riverside Drive will be closed until 5p. Patrons will be able to access the Long Center by using the South Entrance to the Garage, located on Barton Springs Road. Patrons should plan on experiencing increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area.
Please click here to see additional parking information for the Long Center.
Overflow Parking Available at One Texas Center Parking Garage:
The garage is located next to the Extended Stay America on the south east corner of Barton Springs Road and South First Street behind the One Texas Center building. The garage may be accessed by Haywood Avenue (off of Riverside Drive), the drive off of Barton Springs Road, or the drive off of South First Street. Click here to see driving directions to One Texas Center.
Questions? Please call the 3M Box Office at 512.474.LONG (5664).
“Our school was delighted with Pollyanna’s professional show complete with colorful, gorgeous sets, hilarious costumes and terrific actors.”
Brentwood Elementary Librarian
HERE COMES GOSLING
“As for “HERE COMES GOSLING”….my husband, a friend of ours and I brought Helena and a friend of hers to see the play. I thought our friend’s daughter would think it was “too baby” for her. I was pleasantly surprised to see our friend’s daughter belly laughing throughout the show. I believe that our older two children would have enjoyed it too. My husband and I were belly laughing as well. Adults and children thoroughly enjoyed it. Helena says, “It was super good!”
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