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Marion – JIMMYLEE, the play

March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015

The story of Civil Rights Activist, Jimmy Lee, has been developed into a play written by Dr. Billie Jean Young and will be performed at Judson College using local actors.

As part of Judson College’s 175th anniversary celebration, the college will host four performances of JimmyLee, a poignant portrayal of Jimmie Lee Jackson, the young Civil Rights activist who died from injuries he received during a voting rights demonstration in Marion, Alabama, in 1965.

The play is also presented to commemorate Black History Month and to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson.

The play will also be performed at 6:00p.m. on March 6, at the opening of Selma’s Annual Jubilee, hosted by Selma mayor George Evans in the Selma Performing Arts Center.

JimmyLee is written and directed by Billie Jean Young, JD., Judson College’s Artist in Residence and Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts.

Tickets for each performance may be purchased online at the links below or by calling the Judson College Business Office at (334) 683-5125. Guests may pick up purchased tickets at the Judson Business Office or at the door before each performance.

March 5 – Morning Matinee for schoolchildren, 10:30a.m., Judson College Alumnae Auditorium
Call (334) 683-5125 for information about school group reservations.

March 5 – Selma Performance, 5:45p.m., Larry D. Striplin Performing Arts Center
Admission: $20
Purchase tickets here.

March 6 – Judson College Performance, 6:00p.m., Alumnae Auditorium
Admission: $10 ($8 for groups of 25 or more)
Purchase tickets here.

March 7 – Judson College Performance, 6:00p.m., Alumnae Auditorium
Admission: $10 ($8 for groups of 25 or more)
Purchase tickets here.

www.judson.edu
bpoole1@judson.edu

334-683-5109

Details

Start:
March 5, 2015
End:
March 7, 2015
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Website:
http://www.judson.edu/175th/jimmylee/

Venue

Judson College
302 Bibb St
Marion, AL 36756 United States
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(800) 447-9472
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