Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

Martin Luther King, Malcom X and Hansberry-Sands

African-American Theatre Group Stages THE MEETING at UWM

By Russ Bickerstaff
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When civil rights legends Martin Luther King and Malcom X met on March 26th, 1964, it was a brief photo op. The minute or so that passed between the two men as kind of an interesting bit of fine print under a footnote to history. The two men didn’t have any time to talk, but what if they had met and had a conversation of any depth? An extensive conversation between the two men is the basis for Jeff Stetson’s The Meeting. The one-act depicting a meeting between Malcom X and Martin Luther King is being staged by African-American theatre company Hansberry-Sands at month’s end.

Directed by Milwaukee theatre fixture Willie Abney, the play takes the stage of the   UWM Union Ballroom January 26th and 27th. Doors open at 6:30pm. Both shows start at 7.  A moderated discussion follows the play both nights. Admission is $10 at the door and free for UWM students. General admissions tickets can be purchased at UWM the day of the event. 

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