Reading: To Kill a King
By Joshua Ford
Monday, June 30 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Craig Wallace
Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival
Tickets: $10 per person
Running time: 2 Hours and 10 minutes with a 15 minute intermission
To Kill a King tells the story of the Memphis Sanitation Workers' strike in 1968, an unplanned work stoppage that began by accident, was prolonged by intransigence and ended in tragedy. At the center of the conflict stand the individuals whose actions large and small helped determine the fates of 1200 strikers and one reverend from Atlanta.
Joshua Ford is a Helen Hayes Award-nominated playwright, whose comedy Miklat premiered at Theater J in 2002 and went on to run at regional and Jewish theaters across the United States. To Kill a King is his first play in twelve years during which time he was busy serving in multiple positions at the Washington DCJCC including director of the Washington Jewish Film Festival and Chief Program Officer. He has continued to write and has been a contributor to The Blog at 16th and Q (the16thstreetj.wordpress.com), EJewishPhilanthropy and his personal blog notforprofitdad.wordpress.com. His wife Melissa is also a writer and blogger, and together they are raising their 9-year-old boy-girl twins.
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