Centrum Kultury Wrocław Zachód  ›  Działalność  ›  Martin Luther King w wykonaniu Angielskiego Teatru

Centrum Kultury Wrocław Zachód zaprasza grupy gimnazjalistów i licealistów wraz z opiekunami na spektakl:

MARTIN LUTHER KING w wykonaniu Angielskiego Teatru

Rezerwacja biletów: biuro@ckwz.art.pl lub 71 3544660

Spektakle:

  • 8.10.2015 spektakle o 9:30 i 12:30 godz.
  • 9.10.2015 spektakle o 9:00 i 12:00 godz.

Cena biletu : 25 zł. Wpłaty na konto CKWZ do 22 września.

Opis spektaklu:

TNT Theatre Britain presents: The life and death of MARTIN LUTHER KING
written and directed by Paul Stebbings 
music by John Kenny 

It is five troubled years since the words “I have a dream” shook Washington and the world. Martin Luther King stands on the balcony of a Memphis motel, exhausted and troubled. His liberal allies in government have deserted him for his opposition to Vietnam, his leadership of the Civil Rights movement is challenged by the radical followers of Malcolm X who accuse him of selling out to the white establishment, his own staff fear he has lost direction as he broadens his targets to include poverty itself, and above all his creed of non-violence is mocked and outflanked by extremists and those who simply see it as a form of surrender.

Meanwhile the scheming Edgar Hoover of the FBI holds a dossier on his private life that might be released to the press and President any day now with heaven knows what effect on his reputation.

And what is he doing in Memphis supporting a small time strike when he is needed in Washington to coordinate his nationwide campaign against poverty? Seconds after he reaches the balcony to take fresh air a shot rings out. Martin Luther King falls and dies in the arms of his friends. The greatest political visionary of the twentieth century lies dead.

Our new play explores how this came about, following the spiritual and political journey of this once humble preacher to the status of icon and, tragically, martyr.

And this is the stuff of tragedy because Martin Luther King was man torn by inner demons and wracked with guilt; a man who lived by the creed of non-violence and saw his supporters savagely beaten, wrongfully imprisoned, humiliated and all too often murdered. The production avoids dull documentary by choosing a few essential moments that illuminate the whole story: Rosa Parks stand against segregated bus seats, the Selma voter registration marches and the final struggle for a wider vision that confronted the entire economic and military industrial power of the USA.

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