Newly reopened after some emergency roof repairs, Mixed Magic Theatre is once again staging its annual performance of Rev. Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham City Jail. Ricardo Pitts-Wiley plays King in a performance directed by his son Jonathan. (In February they’ll switch roles – Jonathan will play Dr. King in a staging directed by his father.) Locked up for non-violent protests that the civil right leader organized in April 1963, King wrote the open letter in response to a critical newspaper editorial co-signed by eight Alabama clergymen. Originally scrawled in the margins of the newspaper itself, King’s letter quickly became one of the foundational texts of the civil rights movement.
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Letter from Birmingham City Jail
January 18 2019
|Date:||January 18, 2019|
|Event Categories:||Featured, Theatre|
|Event Tags:||Jonathan Pitts-Wiley, Martin Luther King Day, Martin Luther King Jr, Mixed Magic Theatre, Pawtucket, Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Theatre|
Mixed Magic Theatre560 Mineral Spring Avenue
Pawtucket, RI United States