“Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King” is a live stage event to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s passing and the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Actors and activists will re-enact Dr. King and other real life equal rights activists, with musicians providing Negro Spirituals and gospel music plus anti-Vietnam War rock songs. The show is taking place at the end of the Left Coast Forum (www.leftcoastforum.org/). On a schedule permitting basis, re-enactors for the Rev. King Commemoration include:
- MICHAEL BECKWITH as JESUS OF NAZARETH
- BRENDA LEE EAGER as MAHALIA JACKSON, ARETHA FRANKLIN, ROSA PARKS
- IAN RUSKIN as THOMAS PAINE
- EVELIA JONES as SALLY HEMINGS
- GREG PALAST as HENRY DAVID THOREAU
- K.B. SOLOMON as PAUL ROBESON
- SUZANNE NICHOLS as SOJOURNER TRUTH, HARRIET TUBMAN, FANNIE LOU HAMER
- E. MILTON WHEELER as FREDERICK DOUGLASS:
- SUZANNE NICHOLS as SOJOURNER TRUTH,
- BEN GUILLORY as THADDEUS STEVENS, W.E.B. DU BOIS
- MELANIE CRUZ as MARY WHITE OVINGTON
- MONA SHAIKH as SUSAN B. ANTHONY
- SHARON KYLE as IDA B. WELLS
- HARVEY WASSERMAN as EUGENE DEBS
- ROBERT FITRAKIS as MICHAEL HARRINGTON
- JENN BOBIWASH as CRAZY HORSE
PARKING: Free at last! Comp parking in garage located across the street from LATTC.
INFO: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations suggested for Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King
For details see: www.gofundme.com/dr-king-commemoration .