The Justice Theater Project - Art Inspiring Change
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February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 8pm
and February 8, 15, 22 @ 2pm
$22 Adults, $17 Senior/Student, $14 Groups of 10 +

Sunday, February 8th is $14 admission day.

Show contains mature content. Recommended for high school age and adults.

Saint Francis of Assisi, Clare Hall.
11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh.

Originally on Broadway with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, this two person play reimagines the events on the night before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, following the delivery of his memorable  "I've Been to the  Mountaintop" speech.

"Playwright Katori Hall takes this historic date with destiny and weaves a powerful surrealistic fantasy about a conversation between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his past, his legacy and the plight and future of African-Americans. Hall's insight, light touch and lively mood depicts King as a real man with very human foibles who was nonetheless capable of inspiring millions to hope and move toward a momentous societal shift for equality and justice."
TICKETS on sale now for The Mountaintop.
11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh. On the campus of St. Francis of Assisi.

EVENTS during The Mountaintop:

Friday, February 6th- Join us in the lobby after the show for a reception with the cast and crew.  Courtesy of Trali Irish Pub

Saturday, February 7th- 7:00 pre-show discussion, 8:00 show. NC State Professor Dr. Jason Miller, author of "Origins of the Dream", will discuss how Langston Hughes' influence on Dr. King’s rhetoric was evident in more than just his most famous speech. 

Sunday, February 8th- 2:00 show $14 admission day

Saturday, February 14 - 7:00 pre-show discussion, 8:00 pm show. Back by popular demand! Educator and Civic Leader Dudley Flood

Saturday, February 21- 7:00 pre-show discussion, 8:00 pm show. Dr. Richard Lischer, Duke Professor and author of "The Preacher King".

Sunday, February 22- 2:00 show FREE child care and educational programming by Seed Art Share.
The "Share the Show" activities for kids 3-11 would be centered around Martin Luther King Jr. and will include age appropriate theatre games for older kids, a craft, and a snack.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE CHILD CARE.

Audio Description for the visually impaired by Arts Access.

Voices that Challenge
February 14 and 15, 2015 
NC Museum of History 

A multicultural exploration of NC black Voices using dance, spoken word and music.  Includes discussions.

February 14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm,
February 15 at 3:00pm. 
$8.00 Adults. Free for children 12 and under

TICKETS on sale now for Voices that Challenge

Performance Piece Collaborative Partners: Tara Mullins, LD Burris, Willie Hinton, Ben Scott, Kristi Vincent Johnson, Deb Royals, Carolyn Colquitt, and a rare performance by Baba Chuck Davis. 

A multicultural exploration of NC black Voices using dance, spoken word and music.  Includes discussions with Reverend William Barber, Dr. B. Angelo Burch, and Dudley Flood.

Voices That Challenge -  History, Race and Education project will act as the pinnacle of the JTP 2014 – 2015 season.  This original piece will grow out of the Operation Breadbasket piece originally produced at NC State University’s Panoramic Dance Project, under the direction of Tara Z. Mullins.

This new version will be a full-length  performance piece that seeks to provide a glance at the historic Operation Breadbasket, an organization dedicated to improving the economic conditions of black communities across the United States of America

Operation Breadbasket was founded as a department of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1962, and was operated by Reverend Fred C. Bennette of Atlanta.  The first activities were in Atlanta and other Southern cities and made its way north to Cleveland and Chicago.

Tara Mullins and Deb Royals will continue the ethnographic research with legendary Robert J. Brown, a public relations consultant to King who helped negotiate with  businesses for more equitable employment practices in African American communities.   Tara and Deb will also be continuing the research with other integral voices as they develop the script.

This original piece represents a collaborative team including The North Carolina Museum of History, NC State Panoramic Dance Project and its Artistic Director Tara Z. Mullins, JTP Artistic Director Deb Royals, NCCU Choreographer Kristi Vincent Johnson, Longleaf School of the Arts Dance Teacher Willie Hinton, LD Burris, former dancer for Chuck Davis and Artistic Director of 2 Near the Edge and Videography by Ben Scott.

Deb Royals and Carolyn Colquitt will create the original music composition for the piece.  This production presents an extraordinary opportunity to witness Baba Chuck Davis perform both as an actor and as a dancer.  

Featuring a rare dance performance by Baba Chuck Davis.

June 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 @ 8pm and June 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 2pm
St. Francis of Assisi, Claire Hall. 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh

SURE TO SELL OUT IN ADVANCE! Tickets will go on sale in March.

The Color Purple – based on the book by Alice Walker, script by Marsh Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
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