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The Watsons Go to Birmingham

sun21jan2:00 pmsun4:00 pmThe Watsons Go to BirminghamThe South Carolina Children's Theatre2:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-05:00) South Carolina Children's Theatre, 153 Augusta StreetPrice:$22

Event Details

Artistic Director Matt Giles: “Christopher Paul Curtis’ book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, is beautifully adapted here by Cheryl West. I remember reading this book as a child in school, and its humor and powerful message impacted me greatly. This story reminds us how, in the midst of great darkness, those close to us can help us find light.”

With younger brother Kenny’s birthday coming in just a few days, the Watson family makes a road trip to visit Grandma to get older brother Byron on the straight and narrow. But their plans go awry, and both brothers are forced to grow up quickly. Based on the book “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis, this small ensemble play imagines the effects the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing might have on a family visiting Birmingham that fateful Sunday. The event plays a pivotal role in bringing the Watson family together to face the monsters in the dark – both real and imagined.

Performance Dates

Friday, January 19 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 20 at 10:30 am
Saturday, January 20 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 21 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 21 at 4:30 pm – Pay What You Can Tickets goes on sale 1/11/2024
Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 am
Saturday, January 27 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 3 at 10:30 am
Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 4 at 2:00 pm


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-05:00)


South Carolina Children's Theatre

153 Augusta Street