BANNED?! A Wacky Look at Banned Children’s Books

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a staged reading of its original production, BANNED?!— a strange, silly & unexpectedly educational look at children’s books banned for the most ridiculous of reasons… in celebration of Banned Books Week.

Join us one day only– Saturday, October 3— at 3 PM or 5PM. Recommended donation is $10— (“recommended” because reading and speech should be free, and we won’t turn you away)– but you’re welcome to donate more, as a portion of the proceeds will benefit Southern Legal Counsel, a local nonprofit that supports reading and free speech.

This staged reading is a mix of book excerpts, history, trivia and comedy, with a touch of Twilight Zone thrown in for good measure. The banned books we’ll be visiting include:

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • The Rabbits’ Wedding
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Lorax
  • And Tango Makes Three

Is this appropriate for children? Maybe yes, maybe no– that’s kind of the point of this show. We’ll let you be the judge. There’s no cursing, nudity or truly adult situations, but there may be *GASP!* interracial bunny kisses.

Carolyne Salt, president of the Acrosstown and originator of BANNED?!, was quoted as saying “Free speech and free imaginations are vital to the arts– if there’s anything we can do to help support those, we will, and with reckless abandon.”

To guarantee your seat, purchase your tickets using a credit card or PayPal today: online tickets are at the recommended donation rate of $10:

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A limited number of tickets are also available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.