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Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre to present Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks

 

Monday, January 13, 2020 Walk On
by: Tonya Lowentritt

SIT DOWN AND BE COUNTED - Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks.” Scheduled Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre, the presentation will also include a special panel discussion featuring prominent Civil Rights advocates following the performance. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office or by calling 985-543-4371.


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks.” Scheduled Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre, the presentation will also include a special panel discussion featuring prominent Civil Rights advocates following the performance.
     In Montgomery, Ala., a determined activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus. The resulting uproar launched the Civil Rights movement and changed the country forever, explained Columbia Theatre Artistic Director Jim Winter.
     “’Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks’ weaves together music and drama to tell the story of Rosa Parks from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to ‘sit down and be counted,’” Winter said.
     The play dispels myths about Parks and her protest as it paints a portrait of a complex woman who had to find reconciliation within herself in order to become an effective Civil Rights leader.
     “Exciting and inspirational, the play shows how the determination of one individual made all the difference in the struggle for freedom and equality in the United States,” Winter explained.
     Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $13 for students and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, located at 220 E. Thomas Street in downtown Hammond, by calling 985-543-4371, or online at columbiatheatre.org.
     A special Southeastern student ticket price of $10 is available, while supplies last. Students must present their Southeastern IDs at the Columbia box office to receive the discounted price.      Additionally, all Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the concert and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office.
     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 985-543-4366.




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