|Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. meet on stage
RELEASED: Jan. 13, 2005
DANVILLE, KYWhat would have happened if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King had met before they were assassinated, just three years apart?
This intriguing idea is the subject of the critically acclaimed play The Meeting, by Jeff Stetson, which will be presented at Centre College on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in Newlin Hall as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The event is free and open to the public.
In many ways, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X lived parallel livesfighting for the cause of equality and sharing a common visionbut they had sharply different views of how to achieve that vision. In their lifetimes, each cut short by assassins' bullets, they never actually met to work toward their common goals and objectives. The Meeting presents a hypothetical look at what might have taken place if they had met in 1965, not long before Malcolm X was slain.
Presented by Washington, D.C.'s Pin Points Theatre, The Meeting has received a Louis B. Mayer Award, eight NAACP Theater Awards, and six New York AUDELCO nominations. It has been produced in Asia, Europe and the United States.
Established in 1980, Pin Points Theatre productions have been honored in numerous ways, including receipt of the "Mayor's Excellence in the Arts Awards" from the D.C. Commission on the Arts. Pin Points Theatre has received endorsements from the Smithsonian Institution, and the company has presented more than 3,000 performances in Asia, Canada and throughout the United States.
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