Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Performance Location: New Hazlett Center for Performing Arts
6 Allegheny Square E., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Performance times are at 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2:30 on Sundays


Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

by Sue Greenberg
Directed by Linda Haston

Playbill - Link to Rosa Parks Playbill (Flipbook) | Large Print Playbill (PDF)


'Burgh Vivant: This Time She Said No – a Review of “Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott!”

Pittsburgh Owlscribe: Prime Stage Sheds Light on a Key Historical Moment in African-American History

onStage Pittsburgh: The Power of “Standing Up for What’s Right by Sitting Down

The Pitt News: ‘Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott’ play brings history alive for kids

The Duquesne Duke: Rosa Parks joins 21st century in New Hazlett Theatre


WQED: Voice of the Arts - Rosa Parks interview with Linda Haston and Wayne Brinda

Neighborhood Voices - Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Wayne Brinda


Pittsburgh City Paper: Prime Stage depicts Rosa Parks as more than the bus boycott

Pittsburgh Magazine: Top Pick: Visit Rosa Parks at the New Hazlett Center for the Performing

Sprouts Productions
- Adult: $24
- Artist: $19
- Student: $14

Imagine you were told to give up your seat for someone else! This compelling story of Rosa Parks, an upstanding citizen of the community, takes you inside the events that sparked the civil rights movement.

January 19 – 28, 2024

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott is appropriate for audience in 3rd grade through high school, families, and adults

Prime Stage Theatre is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. Please identify any special seating needs to our Box Office staff when reserving your tickets in advance on-line or by calling Prime Stage Public Performance Box Office at the New Hazlett 412.320.4610

Performances times: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:30

Sensory-inclusive Performance: Saturday January 27th at 2:30

Audio Description, Signed Interpreted and Live Caption: Sunday January 28th at 2:30


Recycle Glasses

Prime Stage Theatre has Partnership with the Downtown Pittsburgh Lions Club this season.

Please bring your usable glasses to the theatre and help give new life.

Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions living in low-and-middle income countries lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses in their communities to support the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.

Rosa Parks Cast

Cynthis Dallas Part of the Ensemble
Cynthia is a proud native of Pittsburgh and 2019 graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, Cynthia is thrilled to be making her first appearance with Prime Stage in over 15 years! Local theater credits include performances with City Theater, The Pittsburgh CLO, Gemini Children's Theater, and PICT. Cynthia is also a member of Arcade Comedy Theater's house team Jump Button and The Latchkey Kids. Prior to studying abroad, she lived in Los Angeles for over a decade where she worked in TV, film, commercials, and stunts. Recent credits include American Rust, The Bold & the Beautiful, and Lee Daniels' horror film The Deliverance. Currently, Cynthia is in the process of mounting her one-woman comedy, Almost 40 & Single. Repped by Docherty Talent Agency.

Chelsea Davis Portraying Rosa Parks
Chelsea is thrilled to be making her Prime Stage debut. A New York transplant, her previous credits include: Rent (Mimi), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio), Exonerated (Georgia). Her Assistant Director credits include: Split Second and Queen Anne: A New Musical. She gives thanks to her family and partner for their support and her nephew for always being the bestest friend any aunt could ask for.

Ameriah Fisher Part of the Ensemble
Ameriah is a senior at Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 and enjoys singing, dancing and acting and being goofy around her friends. She loves making animal noises for fun and having fun with the people she loves. She would like to thank all of her family and friends and teachers for the love and support that they have given her. Ameriah sang in Another Brick Wall with Roger Waters who was a part of Pink Floyd and has also been in the following productions: Joe Turner's Come And Gone (Zonia Loomis), The Wizard Of Oz (Ensemble), Songs For A New World (Ensemble), Hairspray (Lorraine/Ensemble), Children of Eden (Ensemble), and The Prom (Ensemble). She most recently appeared in Pippin in which she played Berthe and will be in Sweeney Todd next year! She would like to thank everyone that has been in her life and she can’t wait to perform and tell this story. :)

Rebecca L. Godlove Part of Ensemble
Rebecca is making her debut with Prime Stage Theatre at the New Hazlett. Past shows include Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Frankie), and Picnic (Mrs. Potts). She is a born-and-raised Pittsburgher with a husband, two sons, and four cats. In addition to acting, writing, and studying history, she serves her South Hills area church as the Social Media Director and Drama Ministry Overseer. Rebecca is looking forward to creating new relationships within the Pittsburgh theatre community.

Ken Lutz Part of the Ensemble
Ken is thrilled to be back for his sixteenth (!) show with Prime Stage. As a retired Pittsburgh Public Schools music teacher, he is deeply appreciative of the company’s continuing commitment to bringing live theatre to young people, and he has worked with Prime Stage in many different capacities since 2007. Music: East Winds Symphonic Band, Edgewood Symphony Orchestra. Theatre: Prime Stage, South Park, Pittsburgh Lab Project, Lincoln Park and others. Film: Billy Porter’s Anything’s Possible.

Jake Moon Portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ensemble
Jake, a young actor hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has carved his own unique path in this world of entertainment with his unwavering dedication, and a unique presence that lights up both stage and screen. He has performed in various short films and theatre productions in and around Pittsburgh. His favorite role to date is that of Anthony in Lauren Gunderson’s I and You. He is quite grateful to be a part of the opportunities he has gotten in the arts. He has no plans on slowing down any time soon.

Nick Page Portraying Edgar Nixon and Ensemble
Nick is a Pittsburgh born and raised actor. He has worked extensively with various companies throughout the city such as City Theatre, New Horizon Theater Company, Pittsburgh Playwrights, and most recently with Damaskus Theater Collective. Some of his favorite roles include The Green Book (Captain George), The Whipping Man (John), and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Fenris Ulf). Nick is honored to be joining Prime Stage for Rosa Parks as well as Witness for The Prosecution in the spring! .

More Information

Rosa Parks Biography
(American Activist in the Civil Rights Movement Best Known for Her Pivotal Role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott)
Rosa Parks Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family Life & Achievements (

Rosa Parks letters and other materials
Rosa Parks | Classroom Materials at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress (

Celebrate the life and legacy of Rosa Parks
Story of Rosa Parks: What She Did & How She Changed the World | PBS

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