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All seating for this performance is first-come, first-served.
This show is 12+.
Please do not bring infants to the show.
This show is at The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret
“Wayne Harris is an amazing storyteller... soulful and dynamic”
“Storytelling at its best!”
Wayne Harris Is Going To Jerusalem! And he is taking the story of Martin Luther King’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” to high schools, universities and peace organizations throughout Israel.
The US State Department is sponsoring a series of performances and workshops that will share the story of King and the Civil Rights Movement during the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama campaign.
While in jail for protesting segregation laws in what was widely regarded, at the time, as “the most racist city in America” Martin Luther King responds to an article written by “moderate” white clergymen warning the local African–American community to disregard King and his organization (The Southern Christian Leadership Conference) and labeling them “outside agitators”.
King responds with a letter that will define the course of the civil rights movement as well as America’s journey toward fulfilling its promise “…that all men are created equal”
The play, The Letter: Martin Luther King at the Crossroadsis set against a tumultuous time in our history, when churches are being bombed, freedom riders are murdered and for little girls are martyred while trying to attend a Sunday school lesson on unconditional love.
The Marsh is very proud to present this project and one of its favorite performers in a special performance just days before Wayne takes off for the Middle East.
Wayne Harris is an award winning solo performer, writer, educator, curriculum innovator and musician. A gifted artist with wide ranging interests, he has accumulated an impressive body of work over the years that includes 3 full length solo plays, performances for schools, directing and designing for pageantry groups as well as various musical projects.