Hello friends, thank you for taking the time to read my invite. For the past twenty years I have been performing in Jeff Stetson’s award-winning play ‘The Meeting’—a story about an unlikely yet necessary meeting between two of America’s most important figures-- Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Thrust into extraordinary circumstances, these men of great conviction, debate strategies as they caution America to keep the promise she made to her citizens. The Meeting is delightful, informative and hard-hitting. Please join me in a command performance as we remember the lion and the lamb, the Prince and the King, Malcolm and Martin.
UPCOMING ONE ACT STAGE PRODUCTION:
A King and a Prince: Malcolm X meets Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Directed by Michael Lange
In celebration of Malcolm X’s 86th birthday San Francisco’s Jazz Heritage Center- Educational & Media Theatre at 1330 Fillmore Street will host a live stage performance of Jeff Stetson’s award winning play THE MEETING on Thursday May 19th, May 20th, and May 21st at 7:30PM, respectively, and on May 22, 2011 at 3PM.
THE MEETING depicts a fictitious meeting between two of the most important leaders of the 20th Century – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The one act play takes place a few days before the assassination of Malcolm X at New York’s Audubon Ballroom, high up in an intimate and modestly furnished hotel suite in the heart of Harlem. In THE MEETING both men’s philosophies resonate and clash as they eloquently set forth their arguments on issues of freedom, dignity and respect not only for African Americans but for all people who have suffered at the hands of injustice. It imagines what could have happened had they actually met, joined hands and pushed in the same direction.
The meeting features veteran actors Michael Lange as Malcolm X, Abbie Rhone as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and actors Dejuan Conner or Dorian Brockington as Rashad, Malcolm’s bodyguard. The play, first performed in 1984, received eight NAACP image awards including best play and best playwright. It has been reviewed as “a remarkable, intensely intimate meeting full of undisguised competitiveness, deep passion and potent reasoning. The Meeting is enthralling.”
Tickets are $20 and are on sale at Brown Paper Tickets.com 800-838-3006 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-838-3006 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Group rates - student and special prices are available. Group coordinator receives one free ticket. For more information contact Director Michael Lange 510-485-6338 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 510-485-6338 end_of_the_skype_highlighting