Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks!

Public | Feb, 18 2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM

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Saturday, Feb. 18
2 p.m.
LBJ Auditorium
Free + open to the public
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On Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., Pollyanna Theatre, resident theatre company of the Long Center, returns to the LBJ Auditorium with their acclaimed production of Gregory S. Perrin's Liberty! Equality! And Fireworks!. The program is free, open to the public, and intended for students in grades 3-7.

The powerful production takes a new generation of theatergoers into the world of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The action is set in a history museum where the play's characters, a group of 4th-grade students (portrayed by adult professional actors), experience key elements of our national history when iconic images from that period come to life. These characters entertain and enlighten; taking children on a fascinating journey through history.

The play was written as a commission by award-winning playwright Gregory Perrin for Pollyanna Theatre Company. Perrin, a successful Texas playwright, studied with three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee, has received five different commissions to write plays for family audiences, and was the inaugural playwright commissioned by Theater LaB Houston for the Fiesta First Ward Children's Theater Project.

Speaking about the play, Perrin said, "History is important, but many of our children feel that it is boring because it has nothing to do with them. My goal is that the children seeing this play will leave with questions about what they have seen, which hopefully will lead to conversations with parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends. These conversations – though difficult or unpleasant – need to happen."

Location & Parking
The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River Street. Free parking is available in the Library visitors’ lot (#38).

Get in Touch

For questions or more information, please contact Sarah McCracken.

Office: (512) 721-0176



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