THE MEETING, a fictional Harlem story, takes place in the Hotel Theresa where Malcolm X and his body guard Rashad meet Dr. King before Malcolm X’s fateful assassination at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.
Malcolm X is brilliantly portrayed by Daniel Carlton and Dr. King is exquisitely performed by Michael Green who also directs.
“In this present political climate Michael and I felt presenting THE MEETING was a perfect opportunity to explore how two iconic civil rights leaders could put aside their differences to communicate with each other in a respectful and dignified way,” said Voza Rivers, Executive Producer. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs but neither aware of how soon their assassins’ bul- lets would await them.
Performances take place Saturday April 23, at 8:30 PM with a pre-show Reception including entertainment featuring Eric Frazier and Audrey Martells at 6:30 pm, and a matinee performance at 4:00 pm at the Joseph P. Kennedy Center, 34 West 134th Street, NYC, Harlem, Entrance on 135th Street at Lenox Terrace between 5th Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard.
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“An exciting and provoc- ative play, an unforgettable evening of drama.”— NY
Post. “Stirring moments of impassioned rhetoric you feel as if you’ve watched a kind of human-scale wrestling with angels.” —San Francisco Examiner. “A remarkable, in- tensely intimate meeting full of undisguised competitive- ness, deep passion and potent reasoning THE MEETING is enthralling.” —Chicago Sun Times.