We asked the cast and creative team:
Why Should Families See Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?
I think everyone should learn about Ms. Angelou’s story. Hers is one of facing and overcoming adversity, finding your gifts, and finding the poetry in the world around you. Her legacy continues to influence people all over the world, from artists to politicians and everything in between. We can all learn something from her wisdom, her humor, curiosity, and love for humanity.
Families will be given a magical glimpse into the meaningful memories, stories, and events of a little girl that led to the Maya we know now and admire so much.
Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird captures the profound experiences of the author as a young Black girl negotiating harsh realities and discovering new joys. The book takes the reader on Maya’s journey across time and space. The production takes the viewer on her journey by bringing to theatrical life the spirit (and spirits) of Maya Angelou.
Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings blends beauty, fun, history, and pain, which are important for children to learn.
Maya is a grand inspirational figure who’s view on life and art, much like herself, is ageless and delighting.
It’s a great American story. It’s a human story and theatre can push that humanity forward in a way all people should experience.
Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a story that reflects today’s society.
It will inspire enriching conversations about Maya Angelou and the world that she shaped.
The show is a great way to learn about Maya Angelou and some of her life experiences.
It is a powerful example of overcoming hardships that are out of your control at a young age and seeing what is right from wrong
Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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