Dordt College News

Dr. King’s Dream performance Feb. 1

January 26, 2005

Dr. King's Dream, a one-man show that celebrates the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King, will be presented at Dordt College in Sioux Center on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. in the classroom building lecture hall CL 160. Dr. King's Dream

Sponsored by Dordt College’s Cross-Cultural Committee, Dr. King’s Dream features Warren C. Bowles in a stirring solo performance that chronicles Martin Luther King's career from its beginning to his death in Memphis. It captures all of the dignity, courage, devotion and humanity of a remarkable American leader.

Produced by Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Minneapolis, the performance chronicles the Montgomery bus strike, marches in Selma and Birmingham, and King’s selection as a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Thoughts King shared on topics ranging from Malcolm X, the police, to President Kennedy are included, as is his soaring "I Have A Dream" speech. Yet for all of the historical significance, what emerges is the spirit of a man dedicated to equality through non-violence, to an ideal, and to a dream.

The show is one of eight programs toured nationally by Mixed Blood, a multi-racial professional company dedicated to promoting cultural pluralism, individual equality, and artistic excellence.

Warren C. Bowles, the talented actor featured in Dr. King's Dream, has toured for Mixed Blood since 1981; he also plays Paul Robeson and Jackie Robinson for the theater.

This performance is free and open to the public.

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