Ebony Road Players Presents: The Meeting

 04/03/2018 - 18:49
Date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Rd., Saline, MI

Ebony Road Players will present two scenes from Jeff Stetson's acclaimed play The Meeting. The Meeting 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 await them.   

Scene One: Malcolm's Dream

It is a late night in Harlem,1965. MALCOLM X sleeps in the chair of his NYC Hotel Room, restlessly awaiting a special arrival. He awakens from a nightmare that leaves him consumed.

Scene Two: Legends Settle the Score

After a heated night of debate, KING & X unpack their emotional charges & settle the score.

This performance is in conjunction with the Great Michigan Reads program, sponsored in part by the Michigan Humanities Council. The 2017-2018 Great Michigan Read selection is X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon (Ilyasah Shabazz is the daughter of Malcolm X).

The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Register at salinelibrary.org or call 734-429-5450.