Opened Feb 2, 2009
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
As the United States of America celebrates the historical inauguration of President Barack Obama and also begins 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.
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 per