An Evening with Martin & Langston
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8pm
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
THIS EVENT IS SOLD-OUT.
Arrive early for a pre-show discussion with Dr. Jason Miller, professor of English at NC State, and author of Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric.
Coastal Ballroom, Talley Student Union, 7pm
Danny Glover and Felix Justice, who first met as struggling actors years ago, have honed a stellar performance that stems from a long history of friendship and mutual respect.
An Evening with Martin and Langston draws audiences inside the worlds of two of the greatest orators of the 20th century: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Langston Hughes. The evening begins with Justice`s critically acclaimed portrayal of Dr. King; through the words of his most memorable speeches, Justice transforms into the legendary civil-rights leader, recreating the power of the man and his message. He then introduces “an old friend of mine I think you may have heard of,” and Glover enters the stage to bring to life the words and poetry of Langston Hughes, portraying one of the great American writers in modern history.
The evening will conclude with an audience discussion with these acclaimed actors, examining the importance of the arts in education, and the intersections of art, culture and activism.
This performance is presented in conjunction with Experiencing King at NC State, a weekend of events created to showcase NC State’s civil rights-related digital humanities projects. This event has been created through a partnership with the NCSU Libraries, the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the African American Cultural Center, and NC State LIVE.
Visit www.lib.ncsu.edu/experiencing-king for detailed information.