Building Bridges, Asheville Community Theatre, YWCA Stand Against Racism to hold “To Kill A Mockingbird” Community Talkback

18 Apr

Building Bridges of Asheville will facilitate a community talkback session, following the Sunday, April 22nd matinee performance of the American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Asheville Community Theatre.

Directed by Ralph Redpath, the play tells the complicated story of race relations in a small Alabama town in the year 1935. The production features an exceptional cast, including Building Bridges Executive Director, Rev. Aubra Love cast as Calpurnia. The entire community is invited to attend the performance, beginning at 2:30 pm, and all are encouraged to participate in the dialogue session.

Building Bridges of Asheville was established in 1993, and seeks to enable the Asheville community to confront and overcome racism through compelling dialogue, community building, and opportunities for social action. Building Bridges offers nine-week seminars each spring and fall, as well as providing diversity training and consultation to organizations. The Building Bridges Scholars Program awards four-year scholarships to two qualified high school seniors from Asheville City and/or Buncombe County public schools each year. For more information visit buildingbridges-asheville.org.

The Building Bridges community talkback is part of the Asheville community’s participation in the YWCA Stand Against Racism, a partnership of over 70 YWCA Associations throughout the country with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life to raise awareness that racism still exists and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. For more information visit www.ywcastand.org.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” opens on Friday, April 20, and will run through Sunday, May 6 with performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm.  The Building Bridges community talkback will be held immediately following the Sunday, April 22 matinee performance of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Tickets are $22/adults; $19/seniors & college students; $12 for children under 17.  Rush tickets may be available 30 minutes before showtime for $11.  Tickets are available online, over the phone, or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office. For more information visit http://www.ashevilletheatre.org/?p=540

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