The Alliance Theatre is starting it’s new all digital “family season” off right with “Sit-In.” The play is written by Atlanta’s own Pearl Cleage and follows three friends as they learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights Era. The play is made up of original animations and celebrates the power that youth have to change history. The goal of the play is to invite students, parents, and families to learn about the sit-ins and then use those lessons on issues that we all still face today.
Following “Sit-In” in October the Alliance will put out audio and video from their play “In My Granny’s Garden,” also by Pearl Cleage and Zaron Burnett Jr. The play centers around the wonders of growing food in your own garden.
Pearl Cleage along with Dan Reardon, director of education, and associate artistic director Chris Moses joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to talk about “Sit-In” and the upcoming season.