Theatre at the Center Presents THE COLOR OF JUSTICE, Opens 1/23-27

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To kick off the celebration of Black History Month, Theatre at the Center's Theatre for Young Audiences will present the Theatreworks USA production of The Color of Justice, a play inspired by events and people surrounding the civil rights case oF Brown v. Board of Education. This children's show will provide audiences with a fictional tale of real life events which will help audiences remember just how far the United States has come since the 1950's. Recognized for bringing exciting, fun and educational productions, The Color of Justice will run January 23 through January 27 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana.

The Color of Justice is the tale of a courageous young girl and a great warrior for justice and the battle for equal rights. It is the story of America in the 1950's, a time of segregated restaurants and schools, separate restrooms and drinking fountains for "colored" and "whites". It was also a time when "separate but equal" was upheld by the United States Supreme Court.

Eight year old Grace Carter does not understand why her "colored" school has to settle for hand-me-downs from "white" schools. Most importantly, she and her family don't want to be treated like a "special" group of people. The Color of Justice is the tale of Grace Carter's battle; a battle against bigots, against fearful friends and neighbors and a battle for her safety and her home.

The play The Color of Justice is a fictional account of one episode in the struggle of African Americans to obtain equal treatment under the law. The Color of Justice is a drama and the names, characters, and incidents portrayed in the play are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual events, is entirely coincidental.

The Color of Justice is by Cheryl L. Davis, a graduate of Columbia University Law School. The show was originally directed by Ted Pappas, currently the Artistic and Executive Director of Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and the current incarnation is directed by Keith Lee Grant, Assistant Professor at City College, NYC, and performer in Broadway productions of Marie Christine and ShowBoat. The incidental music score is by Jeffrey Lunden. Scenic design is by James Noone and the costume design is by Martha Bromelmeier. This 60 minute play is recommended for audiences 8 and up. Groups in attendance will have the opportunity to enter The Color of Justice essay contest and the chance to win a $25, $50 or $100 youth savings account. This contest is sponsored by Peoples Bank of Munster, Indiana.

Founded in 1991, Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional, equity theater at its home, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is conveniently located off I-80/94, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago.

Group performances are January 23-27 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Group ticket prices are $6.50 per student, adult tickets are $8.00. Groups of 100 or more student reservations are $5.50 per student. Individuals are welcome to attend the group performances. Individual ticket prices are $7.00 per student and $8.50 per adult. To purchase tickets call 219.836.3258. For more information on Theatre at the Center, visit www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

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