LOS ANGELES -- The theatrical community will help celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day with three different programs.
The California African-American Museum will screen The Meeting, Jeff Stetson's one-act play about a mythical meeting between King and Malcolm X. The play was taped and broadcast by KCET-TV several years ago, with Dick Anthony Williams as King and Jason Bernard as Malcolm X. Running time is 70 minutes. Screenings are Jan. 17 and 19 at noon & 2 PM. The museum is located at 600 Exposition Park Blvd. Admission is free. For information, call (213) 744-2084.
Two Roads Theatre presents its concert version of King, The Man, Nyna Shannon Anderson's musical based on the life of the civil rights leader, on Fri. and Sat. at 8 PM through Jan. 24. The theatre is located at 4348 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. For tickets, which are $12, call (818) 997-4459.
Dreamers, which opens Jan. 29 at Inglewood Playhouse, is the story of an African-American family inspired to fulfill its dreams after King's death. The play is performed Fri. and Sat. at 8 PM, and Sun. at 2 PM through March 7. Inglewood Playhouse is located at Edward Vincent Jr. Park, 700 Warren Lane. For tickets, which are $12, call (310) 4l3-5451. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent