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Junior High #2:
The Hedgepeth-Williams Story

Theatre for Families and Young Audiences

Thursday, March 31 - Sunday, April 3

Written by David Lee White, Richard Bradford, and the students at Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts

Directed by Andrew Binger

In the 1940s, Gladys Hedgepeth and Berline Williams challenged the Trenton school formerly known as Junior High No. 2 and its policy of segregation after their children were not admitted due to their race.

After a historic legal battle, the New Jersey Supreme Court struck down the widespread practice of segregation in New Jersey public schools.

Written and performed by both theatre professionals and students from Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts, JUNIOR HIGH #2 shares our local history with the next generation and shows us what can happen when you stand up for what’s right.


Appropriate for ages 10+


All performances will take place at Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts.




All TFYA performances are followed by a talkback with the artists where audience members can ask questions. These talkbacks are moderated by a nonprofit professional from the community who has in-depth knowledge regarding the topic addressed in the production.


Thursday, March 31 @ 7:30pm

Friday, April 1 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, April 2 @ 3pm

Sunday, April 3 @ 3pm

Group Rates 

Groups of 10 or more receive $22 tickets to Passage's Mainstage shows (Service fees apply). Groups from local service organizations receive additional discounts.


Please contact the Box Office at ticketing@passagetheatre.org or by calling (609) 392-0766 ext. 105 for more information about setting up your group reservations.