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THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM 1963 to Get West Coast Premiere

THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM 1963 to Get West Coast Premiere

Black History Month is a prime time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, TN. What better way to honor this historical event than by attending the West Coast Premier theatrical production of The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963.

This is a play Adapted by Reginald André Jackson. Based on the Newberry and Coretta Scott King Honor Book novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. This Comedy/Drama production is an All The Way West Productions, Inc. with Harry Jones, Jr. as producer and making her directorial debut, Bernadette Speakes.

This multimedia energy driven production has pulsating dance choreography, stunts, rhythmic movement and historical footage bringing the story alive with passion and love. Showtime begins at 8 PM, Friday, January 26, 2018. Held at the Hudson Backstage Theater located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038, (323) 960-5521. The 90-minute performances start at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 PM on Sundays. The show runs through February 25, 2018. Ticket prices are General Admission $30, Seniors (55+) and Students $20 and Children (ages 7-17) $10. Online ticket purchases:

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963, is a story about a family who decides to a take a trip from Flint, Michigan to the heart of the south, Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. The visit evolves into a hilarious and heartwarming experience for everybody when their unconventional and notoriously strict relative, Grandma Sands, becomes a major part of the family's daily life. The Watsons will also experience a horrific historical tragedy of 1963 that had resounding shock waves throughout America. Check out The Watsons 1963 Promo Trailer:

Harry Jones, Jr. Producer, All The Way West Production, Inc. - Harry Jones, Jr., founder of All The Way West Productions, Inc. was established in 1998, specializing in producing plays for Black History Month. A native of Tennessee, and the first of ten children, Mr. Jones is a U.S. Army Veteran. He pursued his career as a Theatre Major at Southwest College and also studied at the legendary Barbizon Fashion School, Crossroads Arts Academy and Ebony Showcase. Mr. Jones' past productions include: Shaking The Mess Out of Misery, Fences, I Ain't Yo Uncle, Inns and Outs, Talking Bones, Southern Girls and A Woman Called Truth. For 2017's Black History Production at the Hudson Backstage Theater, Mr. Jones' All The West Production of Periphery, was a smash hit!

Bernadette Speakes (Director) - Bernadette has appeared in several acclaimed theater productions, such as Tituba, in The Crucible during the 2013 Fringe Festival. The Elephant Theater's North Plan, In Arabia We'd Be Kings, and The Fountain Theater's West Coast Production of Direct from Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys. She's performed at the Steppenwolf Theater, Goodman, Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, and the Matrix's LA Premier of An Evening with Shakespeare featuring Taraji P. Henson. Bernadette is also the creator and producer of Get Up Stand Up: Clean Comedy 4 A Change, a comedy showcase that bridges the gap of laughter and charity together. Awards include an Emmy Nomination for A Stage of Our Own with James Earl Jones, and the 1997 Sundance Festival winner, Love Jones, which was honored in 2017 at the ABFF AWARDS for its contribution as a cinematic classic in African-American films. Other film and television credits include The Soloist, Seal Team, Heroes, Parenthood, and To Sir with Love II with Sidney Poitier. Bernadette received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Georgia.

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