Recommended for Grades 6-12
A powerful, one woman show with a refreshing, contemporary approach to the past. Melba Pattillo steps out of history to share the story of her battle to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Ya Girl learns to see herself in Melba -- and in all the young warriors who came before her who raised their hands and made a difference. Inspired by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals' Little Rock Nine memoir Warriors Don't Cry, this production is a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, and community engagement.
For more information on Manship Theatre's educational programming, visit our education page. Please submit this form to request tickets for any of Manship Theatre's school shows. Our School Show Coordinator, Caroline Whitley, will then reach out with additional information. For any additional questions or concerns, call 225-389-7266.
*One complimentary Teacher ticket is offered for every 25 student tickets purchased.*