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The Tall Girls

  • Fine Arts Theatre 255 Baldwin Street Athens, GA, 30602 United States (map)

1930s America: 15-year old Jean moves to the rural town of Poor Prairie to look after her volatile younger cousin, Almeda. When a teacher with a mysterious past arrives at their high school, he enlists the girls of Poor Prairie to put together a basketball team. The game becomes a means for them to escape the dreary realities of being a woman in Depression-era America. The Tall Girls examines the struggles of the team to be taken seriously in a time where women's sports were looked at as a novelty rather than a true athletic endeavor. 

Cellar Theatre. Tickets: $16, $12 for students

Earlier Event: April 15
Later Event: September 22
The Tall Girls