Summer Camp Capri presents Christina Ham’s Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963, directed by Dennis Spears and Greta Oglesby and featuring Summer Camp Capri middle school-age scholars, at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 9 at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. Admission is free.
The play centers on Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, four little girls who are multi-talented and bursting with promise and who share their hopes and dreams against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. The realities of the segregated political climate that will put a stop to these dreams swirl around them and eventually culminate in the fateful events of September 15, 1963. This is a play that dares to examine what it’s like to be a child in the most extreme circumstances.
In addition to their experiences preparing the play, Summer Camp Capri students explore a broad range of arts during the five-week summer session, guided by many talented teaching artists including Oglesby, Spears, T. Mychael Rambo, Diane Robinson of Hollywood Studio of Dance, visual artist Kenneth Caldwell, hand drummer Chico Perez, and others.
“Summer Camp Capri is a place where young people find and hone their artistic talents, explore new interests, make new friends and learn to work in harmony with one another — culminating in a fantastic performance,” said Capri Director James Scott. “Come celebrate the learning and support the students on August 9!”
More info: James Scott at 612-643-2024 or JScott@pcyc-mpls.org.