Half a century has passed by because the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., misplaced his life to an murderer’s bullet in Memphis,Tennessee.
Shot down and silenced on April four, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to talking out towards injustice, inequality, poverty and struggle. Museums and different cultural establishments are planning particular programming to mark each the King Day of Service on Monday and the day of his assassination, notably on the Nationwide Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, which constructed itself in and across the Lorraine Motel, the place King was assassinated.
L.A. Theatre Works presently is on tour with “The Mountaintop,” a play by Katori Corridor which imagines King’s ideas and actions in room 306 the night time earlier than he died. The play premiered in London in 2009 and later ran on Broadway, starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson.
The L.A. Theatre Works tour runs by way of April 23, with performances all through the nation. Dates embrace Feb. eight at Monmouth College in West Lengthy Department, NJ; Feb. 9 at Raritan Valley Group School in Branchburg, NJ, and March 10 and eleven at Queens Theatre within the Flushing part of Queens, NY. For ticket information and the complete tour schedule, go to baylinartists.com.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater embarks on a North American tour, performing “r-Evolution, Dream,” a piece impressed by King’s speeches, choreographed by dancer Hope Boykin. In recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of King’s demise, it is going to be carried out in Atlanta on the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Feb. sixteenth in a night devoted to King, billed as “MLK 50 – Celebrating the Legacy.”
Different key tour dates embrace Chapel Hill, NC, on Jan. 30, Memphis on Feb. three and Charlotte, NC, on Feb. 27. The tour culminates with a weekend of exhibits on the New…