The dramatic play centers around a fictional 1965 meeting and debate
between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X;
the performance is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.Â
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) invites everyone in the community to attend a professional production of the play, The Meeting by Jeff Stetson. The performance is scheduled for Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the Collegeâ€™s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City â€“ two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. There is no charge for admission.
The Meeting centers around a fictional 1965 meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X in a hotel room located in Harlem. The play was initially televised in 1989 on the PBS Series, American Playhouse. The Meeting presents a spirited debate between Dr. King and Malcolm X â€“ both iconic leaders and legendary figures committed to civil rights and the empowerment of African-Americans â€“ and highlights their differing perspectives on how to effectively advance and improve the lives of African-Americans.
In this production, the cast includes: Jeff Robinson, a graduate of Berklee College of Music who is an actor, director, playwright, poet, and award-winning saxophonist, composer and radio DJ, as Dr. King; Wesley Lawrence Taylor, a graduate of New Theatre Conservatory who studied voice at Linklat Studio, and has appeared in a variety of roles in theaters throughout the U.S. East Coast, as Malcolm X; and London-native Michael Nurse, who has appeared in Glory, Mystic River, Field of Dreams and other films, as Malcolm Xâ€™s bodyguard Rashad.
Tickets for The Meeting may be reserved at http://hcccthemeeting.eventbrite.com.
The Meeting is presented as part of the HCCC Cultural Affairs programming, which began last fall. The spring series also includes art, special events marking the communityâ€™s diversity, film screenings, lectures, and book club meetings; there are also day/cultural trips offered at reduced prices. Complete information on this seasonâ€™s offerings can be found at www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs.
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