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Join us on Saturday, May 28, 2016, for a special presentation of ALABAMA STORY at Florida Studio Theatre. This powerful play takes place in 1959 Montgomery, Alabama, and tells the true story of a community's determination to ban a children's book simply because of the diversity of the book's make-believe characters. The play provides a compelling glimpse into the south of the 1950's.

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Eight O'Clock in the Evening
Where: Florida Studio Theatre - Gompertz Theatre
1241 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, Florida  34236
United States

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      In addition to the performance, which begins at 8 p.m., the evening will feature a post-performance discussion with Chief Judge Charles E. Williams and local attorney (and gifted story teller) William E. (“Bill”) Partridge of Grossman Roth, P.A.  Adding an interesting personal note to the discussion, a relative of Mr. Partridge played a role in the controversy depicted in the play.  Beginning at 6:30 p.m. prior to the performance, Sponsors and Patron ticket holders will be treated to a special VIP Reception featuring complementary appetizers, beer and wine, and southern-inspired desserts.


     All proceeds from the event will go toward funding the Sarasota County Bar Association Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship.  The Diversity Scholarship is given annually to deserving law school students from diverse backgrounds in connection with a summer internship experience in Sarasota.  The Diversity Committee partners with local law firms, governmental agencies, and non-profit legal services organizations to provide paid summer employment opportunities, at the conclusion of which the interns receive a law school scholarship of up to $5,000.  The interns have the opportunity to spend the summer learning about the practice of law and building social and professional connections in our legal community.  

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