10 year old Jabari loves to paint. And through his art, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence.
In his dreams, he meets children and young people from the Civil Rights Era, including Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin, and others, who teach him how to be fearless. He also meets his hero, Barack Obama, as a 7 year old boy on the eve of the assassination of MLK, Jr...Will Jabari be able to instill in 7 year old Barack the lessons he's learned and therefore ensure that Barack will have the necessary tools to become president? Will Jabari learn to take these lessons back into his own life and heal his community? Using rap, freedom songs, history, and humor, this play explores what it means to have courage in a world where Black children, Black boys, are not safe.
► Grades 3-6
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Ticketing and School Group Information
Virtual performances: Wednesday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 15, 2023. For more information, please call (860) 987-6052.
To bring students to see Bushnell Children's Theatre productions, please review the following documents:
► Order Form for School Groups
► Guidelines and Procedures
► School group ticket sales: Please call Audrey Aitken at (860) 987-6052.
► Individual ticket sales: Please call The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-5900.
Resources For Educators
► Study Guide - Jabari Dreams of Freedom