How could a children's story about two fluffy bunnies cause uproar? In 1958, author and illustrator Garth Williams published The Rabbits' Wedding, about a black rabbit and a white rabbit who love each other. Segregationists in Alabama, championed by a state senator, demanded the book be banned. But the state library director held her ground. The battle is at the center of a new play premiering at Pioneer Theatre Company. Thursday, playwright Kenneth Jones and others join us to talk about Alabama Story.
Pioneer Theatre Company's Alabama Story runs January 9 - January 24, Monday through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. For tickets and information, call 801-581-6961, or click here.