L.A. Theatre Works, Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director, presents "RFK: The Journey to Justice"
by Murray Horwitz and Jonathan Estrin, The Susan Raab Simonson Commissioning Project
Tuesday, February 23, 2010Concert Hall 7:30 pm
$35, $25, $15, Five College/GCC/STCC students and Youth 17 and under: $15; ASL viewing: $15, youth 17 and under $10
The 60s in America was a decade of heroes, violence, love, death, progress, and disappointment. "RFK: The Journey to Justice" chronicles Robert Kennedy's dramatic transformation from discomfort with and indifference towards the Civil Rights movement to a champion and crusader. This docudrama brings to life the compelling and dramatic illumination of this crucial decade, enabling a new generation to hear the words, feel the tension, and explore the issues that still resonate today.
This is an ASL interpreted event.
In anticipation of the performance, the Fine Arts Center is hosting a panel discussion at First Churches in Northampton on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 PM. The forum, which is titled Our Moment: RFK and Our Shared Civil Rights Legacy , will focus on RFK's changing relationship to the movement, and the legacy that resonates into our own time. Panelists will reflect on the role that RFK played in the fight for Civil Rights, and on the continuting legacy of his involvement. The event is presented in collaboration with the RFK Children's Action Corps.
Also, on Thursday, February 18, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Augusta Savage Gallery in New Africa House on the Umass campus, there will be a free screening of the documentary American Experience: RFK . Featuring extensive interviews with family members, friends, journalists, Washington insiders, and civil rights activists, American Experience: RFK chronicles the pivotal role Robert Kennedy played in many of the major events of the 1960s.
The LA Theatre Works' "RFK: The Journey to Justice" is a commission led by the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Dame and co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, Stanford Lively Arts at Stanford University, and the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond.
The Rainbow Times, the Umass Alumni Association, and WFCR/WNNZ.
Post-Performance Talk with the artistsTuesday, February 23, 2010
Pre-Performance Talk with Professor Harley ErdmanTuesday, February 23, 2010 Rear Seating Area of the Concert Hall
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Inside Acting PanelCast members from L.A. Theatre Works discuss their production
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Bartlett Hall, Room 65, 130 Hicks Way, Umass
Free and open to the public.,12:30 pm to 1:10 pm