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New Later Stages series for older kids returns with Writers Theatre’s The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights
In addition to its three-show mainstage season, CCT continues its new Later Stages series for older kids ages 8 and up with a presentation of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights, produced by Writers Theatre, written by Yolanda Androzzo and directed by Jimmy McDermott.
The MLK Project is a one-woman show that follows a Chicago student’s personal transformation through studying the Civil Rights Movement. Alaya uses her fists as an outlet for anger, but after interviewing local heroes of the Movement she discovers she can put “anger into action” and that her power is in her voice and her hip hop, not violence. Weaving together real interviews, poetry, hip hop, history and multi-media projections the performance features stories of both celebrated and unsung Chicago-based Civil Rights Activists.
- Press opening is Saturday, January 24, 2105 at 6 p.m.
- Weekday school performances continue through February 6, with an additional Saturday evening performance for family audiences on Saturday, January 31 at 6 p.m.
- Run time is 60 minutes.