Friday, January 25, 2013

SLCC Holds Reading, Discussion of ‘The Meeting’ between Malcolm and Martin

A public reading of ‘The Meeting’ will be held on January 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, located at 569 S. 1300 E. in Salt Lake City.

The Meeting is a one-act play that depicts an imagined meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

“This play offers a powerfully human exploration of ideas and beliefs present in two very different men during a time of great turmoil in the campaign for civil and human rights,” said Richard Scott, director of The Grand Theatre. “Their individual approaches  to the problem of racism and discrimination are born from a similarity in experiences and a common goal, but very different methodologies of how to get there. The play finds the human voice in both not just their iconic voices—it finds their commonality. A  great reminder in this era of shrill and strident voices that our differences need to be respected and our common humanity celebrated.”

The play examines both men’s philosophies as each assert positions on freedom, dignity and respect for African Americans and all others who have suffered injustice.

A panel discussion and reception will follow the reading.