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Linda L. Ruffolo
Young Heroes of Conscience Series

April 19 - 21, 2024

Written & Directed by Gregory Stieber
In Collaboration with:
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Since 2014, Youtheatre has shone a light on young people making a difference with our Linda L. Ruffolo Young Heroes of Conscience Series.  To celebrate the series 10th Anniversary, we revisit a past hero whose story seems all too relevant today.  Ruby Bridges was born in 1954, the same year Brown v. Board of Education ordered schools to integrate with “all deliberate speed.”  Six years later, as immortalized by the famous Norman Rockwell painting, Ruby became the face of integration when she enrolled in the all-white William Frantz Elementary School.  Her story shows one little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity, helping lead the Civil Rights movement up the front steps and into America’s classrooms.

Performances

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April 19th - 7:00 PM
April 20th - 2:00 PM
April 21st - 2:00 PM
Sensory Friendly Performance:
April 21st - 4:30 PM
(Touch Tour Begins at 4:00 PM)
School Performance:
April 22nd at 10:00 AM 
at the Embassy Theatre
First Presbyterian Theater
300 W. Wayne St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
This Production is Brought to You by the Support of:
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