THE MEETING Brings The Minds of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X to The Ensemble Theatre Tonight
The Ensemble Theatre kicks off the new year with the Opening Night and Media Reception for The Meeting by Jeff Stetson and directed by Shirley Marks Whitmore, tonight, January 30, 2014, 6:30PM.
Stetson developed this play as an educational tool for students becoming further removed from the Civil Rights Movement.
"I was preparing to teach a university course on the Civil Rights Movement because I understood that students who were not alive during that struggle knew very little about the sacrifices made, as well as issues involved during that time period," says Stetson.
Whitmore emphasizes that real narratives are interwoven into the script.
"While this play may appear symbolic in its depiction of a hypothetical meeting between these two iconic men, it is important to know that real, factual words spoken by each has been woven into it," says Whitmore.
The Meeting is a fascinating and eloquent play that depicts the supposed meeting of two of the most important men of modern times: Malcolm X and DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems, both
prepared to die for their beliefs but neither aware of how soon their assassins' bullets would await them.
Tickets are available online at www.EnsembleHouston.com (Tickets are $28 - $55). For more information call 713-520-0055.