Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Performances at LIU commemorate the life of MLK

A thought-provoking assortment of performances will take place at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush avenues in downtown Brooklyn.

January 16, 7:30 p.m., brings Restoration Youth Arts Academy with CODA, referring to the musical passage at the end of a movement that brings it to a formal close. It has been a tradition to hold the company’s annual concert during the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend where recognition is given to pioneers of African descent while contributing to the American experience. Tickets are $20.

January 18 at 3 and 6:30 p.m., Shades of Truth Theatre and Kumble Theater present “The Meeting” by Jeff Stetson, directed by Eric Coleman, with Lawrence Winslow as Malcolm X, Michael Green as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ron Wilks as Rashad.

“The Meeting” is an engaging play, which depicts a fictional account of a secret meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Malcolm and Martin meet inside the historic Theresa Hotel following the bombing of Malcolm X’s home shortly before he was assassinated. Two men with different ideologies, they share a common understanding of the plight of Black Americans. The MLK Day theatrical celebration features a post-show discussion. Tickets are $25; $15 for students and seniors.

For information, call 718-488-1624.


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