From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on this Saturday, August 24, The DuSable Museum’s celebrates of the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington when civil rights leaders and community members from across the city to reenact the historic event on the museum grounds in Washington Park. For details on the DuSable’s March on Washington commemoration, visit dusablemuseum.org.
The event also includes Dr. King’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech recited by David Alan Anderson, who will play Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Court Theatre’s Chicago premiere production of The Mountaintop.
“The Mountaintop is one of the most extraordinary plays I've had the pleasure of encountering in recent years, and as soon as I first read it I knew instantly that it should open Court Theatre's fifty-ninth season. Court's intimate space is perfectly suited to the quiet power of Katori Hall's play, and under the incisive direction of Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, this Mountaintop has the potential to really sing as it would nowhere else,” says Artistic Director Charles Newell.
“Not only am I proud to present the Chicago premiere of The Mountaintop, I'm grateful and truly moved that Court Theatre has the opportunity to explore, through the art form of drama, the life and legacy of such a crucial figure of our time.”
In addition to David Alan Anderson as MLK, the Laurence Olivier Award-winning play features Lisa Beasley as Camae.
The Mountaintop runs from September 5 through October 6, 2013 at Court Theatre on 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. Seats are $35 to $45 for preview performances; $45 to $65 for regular run performances. Student and senior discounts available. Groups of 10 or more may purchase discounted tickets by calling Kate Vangeloff at 773-834-3243. For more information, visit courttheatre.org.