Hattiloo Theatre Presents THE MEETING

By: Jan. 18, 2017

The Halloran Centre at the Orpheum is proud to host Hattiloo Theatre's production of The Meeting on Friday, February 3rd at 6:30 PM. Featuring a fictional conversation between DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X, this show charges audiences with carrying on the legacy of these civil rights luminaries.

"The Meeting is a play about hope and struggle - where we want to be and how two men, not leaders, but men help create a pathway for us to get there," said Lawrence Blackwell, Director of The Meeting. "Between the two, they gave us the agency, they gave us the plan, they gave us the hope to move forward. Now what we do with that plan, how we manipulate it is up to us and that's what I'm hoping The Meeting gives us."

An eloquent depiction of a hypothetical meeting between Malcolm X and DR. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Meeting illuminates the ongoing debate between the two most towering figures of the civil rights movement: how to achieve the same goal of equality through very different means. King's unflappable commitment to nonviolent civil disobedience is repeatedly challenged by Malcolm's belief that only provocation and retaliation can fundamentally shake the foundations of America's racist society. The Meeting is recommended for ages 11 and up. Doors open at 5:30 PM.

Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, the Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), and Ticketmaster (901.743.ARTS). Special group rates are also available by calling 901.529.4226.

This event will take place at the Halloran Centre, located at 225 South Main Street, adjacent to the Orpheum Theatre. The Orpheum's 2016-2017 Family Series is made possible by the following generous sponsors: Tennessee Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts, AutoZone, and the First Tennessee Foundation ArtsFirst.

About Hattiloo Theatre:

Hattiloo Theatre values and celebrates the cultural diversity and rich history of Memphis and the Mid-South region. As a Black repertory, we focus on works written by and/or about African-Americans. We frequently partner with other arts organizations and nonprofits, such as the Halloran Centre, in collaborative projects that expand and diversify audiences. Entering its 11th season, Hattiloo is committed to deepening multicultural understanding and delivering a high-quality artistic product to the Memphis community. For more information, visit www.hattiloo.org.

About the Orpheum Theatre Group:

The mission of the Orpheum Theatre Group is to enhance the communities we serve by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate, and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.


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