Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Song for Coretta
Vintage Theatre: 3/28 – 5/4
    When one goes to see “A Song for Coretta,” he gets to see two short plays for the price of one. Both plays pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife, Coretta.
     The first is based upon love letters sent to Mrs. King by her husband at different points in their life together. The staging of this piece has Lisa Young as Mrs. King sitting in a minimally appointed living room that includes old-fashioned telephone, lamp and coffee table. Opposite her on the other side of the stage is a bed from which,  Andre D. Hickmann as Dr. King corresponds with her. Mark Ivan Branche directs this rather brief piece.
     In the second half of the evening Pat Payne directs Pearl Cleage’s “A Song for Coretta."
     This play, which is also rather brief, is set outside the church at which Mrs. King’s body was viewed.  Several women wait in the rain for a chance to pay their last respects.
    The women who wait are portrayed by: Lisa Young, ShaShauna Staton, Davida A. Terrell, Josephine Lemon-Lett and Ilasiea Grey. In this piece a mother, an artist, a journalist, a soldier and a young woman in high school shed light upon the impact Mrs. King has had on the Civil Rights Movement.
Vintage Theatre presents
"A Song for Coretta" and "Letters"
An evening commemorating the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King.
Mar. 28 - May 4
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m.;
Thurs. Apr. 19 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sat., May 3 @ 2:30 p.m.
$26 ($21 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available.
303-856-7830 or online at
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010
* Note closing date change.Marlowe's Musings

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