“And now King is sitting in jail and with every ounce of fight he has, he is penning that letter…A letter that will change the world.”
Jonathan Norton, The 67th Book of the Bible
To mark the 10th anniversary of the MLK Symposium, the Dallas Institute has commissioned the creation of an original stage play based on Dr. King’s powerful “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which he wrote surreptitiously while behind bars in Birmingham in the summer of 1963, the most explosive period and the turning point of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
January 19, 2015
City Performance Hall
7:00 to 9:00 pm
General Admission $20
Students (with valid student ID) free
The play will dramatize both the crisis of that moment in the Civil Rights struggle and the remarkable power of Dr. King’s letter—by any measure a key document in America’s political history.
Special Guest, Willie Pearl Mackey King
Special Guest, Professor Jonathan Rieder
Playwright Jonathan Norton
Director Derrick Sanders
Producer Will Power