I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Theater Thursday - Little Rock

We were given free tickets to Little Rock for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Little Rock

Where: The Sheen Center
             18 Bleeker St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Teens and Up

When: Through September 8, 2018

Mom's view: If you are like me and you know very little about the  Little Rock Nine and their integration of Little Rock Central High School in 1957, this show is really enlightening. If you think that once Federal troops were brought in to enforce integration, the school was integrated and that was that, think again. The problems of the Little Rock Nine by no means ended when their right to attend school was federally enforced. This show is very timely because in a lot of way race relations have gotten no better and in this very divisive time we are currently in race relations seem to be at a particular low. However, even though this can be a very gut wrenching show and at times make you ashamed to be white (if you are), it is not a heavy depressing show from start to finish. The show has a lot of humorous  and happy moments as well and even a number of uplifting song filled moments (although it is not strictly a musical). The actors all play numerous roles and none of them look as though they could actually be high school students except Shanice Williams, who played Dorothy in the live version of The Wiz on NBC a few years ago. Despit this, they are all very believable in their roles. The show is a loving tribute to the real Little Rock Nine and will give you new appreciate for what they went through not only for themselves but for those who came after them.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.sheencenter.org/shows/littlerock/all/

And that's our view. Funtivity Friday will be closed this week. Tune in Saturday for a Saturday Special.

Photo credit: All Little Rock production photos by Carol Rosegg

1 comment:

  1. (Theater Thursday - Little Rock) I would love to go and see a wonderful play such as this one. I live in a small town on the Mississippi river, you have to go miles away to see anything like this. :(