In the Community
THE MLK PROJECT
Presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and Wells Fargo
with additional support by HealthSouth, Highland Associates, Mayor Bell & the City of Birmingham and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
April 11-14, 2013
Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 PM
Sunday, 2:00 PM
Tickets: $35 (Center Section Seats) $30 (Left and Right Section Seats)
RMTC Cabaret Theatre
301 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Original concept by Keith Cromwell
First act adaptation by Priscilla Hancock Cooper based on
“Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Second act written by Cheryl L. Davis
Produced in collaboration with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Red Mountain Theatre Company is proud to bring The MLK Project to stage as part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement. The first act features dramatic readings of “An Appeal for Law and Order and Common Sense” and “A Call for Unity,” two letters written by a group of clergymen from which the famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was inspired during Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s incarceration in 1963. The second act, written by Cheryl L. Davis, gives audiences a thought-provoking, humorous and inspiring glimpse into the state of civil rights issues today. The MLK Project is a collaboration with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and will star RMTC favorite, Cecil Washington (The Color Purple, Rent).
MLK Jr. - Cecil E. Washington Jr.
Clergy - Todd Ponder
Clergy - Shawn Reese
Clergy - Jesse Bates
Clergy - Don Everett Garrett
Clergy - John Ambrose
Clergy/Steve - Saxon Murrell
Clergy/Police Officer - David Coker
Clergy/Roy - Jack Heidt
Principal/Hospital Attorney - Shronda Major
Damien - Jamahri Stanton
Sarah - Karla Stamps
Joaquin - Camilo Diaz Caro
Devon - Anthony T. Fults
Suzanne - Emily Marsh
David - Alex Perlman
Zafirah - Meryem Tunagu
Eric - Andrew Brown
Principal - Lajuana Bradford (Thu/Fri/Sat performances)
Principal - Priscilla Hancock Cooper (Sun performance)