At a time when teens are especially aware of the role they can play and the impact they can have in society — on a national and even global level — this production, inspired by Dr. Melba Patillo Beal’s searing memoir Warriors Don’t Cry, acts as a catalyst for deeper discussions with students about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, community engagement, and freedom.

In Warriors Don’t Cry, a contemporary teen activist is on the brink of giving up the fight for justice — until she finds inspiration in the story of the Little Rock Nine’s battle for acceptance following the integration of Little Rock Central High School.

This inspiring story of dignity and courage combines video projection, original music, spoken word, poetry, and prose.

The show is recommended for Grades 6–12. TheaterWorksUSA brings the show to Diana Wortham Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at 10 a.m. and Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. and noon.Tickets cost $10. Visit https://twusa.org/ or call all the box office at 828-257-4530.

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