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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"The Meeting" @ UCCC (WVC: Jan 12 & 15)

Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Debate Social Problems in The Meeting
WHAT:            EttaGrace Black Theatre Company performs The Meeting at two locations in the Salt Lake Valley.
WHERE:         Utah Cultural Celebration Center
                        January 12 and 15 (free to the public)
                        7:30 p.m.
                        1355 West 3100 South
WHERE:         Sorensen Unity Center
                        January 17 – 19 ($5/$6 at door)
7:30 p.m.
                        Sorenson Unity Center       
1383 South 900 West
WHO:              Everyone is invited to enjoy the theatrical stage performances at either location.
WHY:              The Meeting, written by Jeff Stetson, depicts the supposed clandestine meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, just after the burning of Malcolm X’s home and week before his assassination.  In The Meeting, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems.
                        Cast:    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Terence Johnson
                                    Malcolm X – Longzo Liggins
                                    Rashad (Malcolm X’s bodyguard) – Harold E. DeHorney
Directed by Melissa Adams and Produced by EttaGrace Black Theatre Company in conjunction with SLCC Grand Theatre’s Institute.  EttaGrace Black Theatre Company was founded by Melissa Adams and Toni Byrd, with an emphasis on producing African-American theatrical material which promotes awareness and deeper understanding of the black community’s contribution to the cultural experience. 
                        For more information about this and other events or exhibits at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, call 801-965-5100 or visit culturalcelebration.org   Funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks Program and West Valley City.
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Michael Christensen, Folklorist/Cultural Specialist
West Valley City | Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84119
(801) 965-5108


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