Uptown! Hosts Series of February Events Starting Tonight
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is giving audiences a chance to delve deeper into the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this February during the run of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop.
The award-winning play is a fictional imagining of an encounter with a mysterious messenger who appears at his door at the Lorraine Motel, in April 1968. The Mountaintop is directed by Ryan George and runs Feb. 1-19.
The series of events begins today with two events. One, is a Zoom conversation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Chester County Kehillah, and the Anti-Defamation League with Uptown’s Artistic Director Carmen Khan, Mountaintop Director Ryan George, and actor Chaz Rose, who portrays Dr. King in the play. The conversation starts at 6:30 PM and is online, free, and open to the public.
Also tonight Uptown is screening Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin for free at 7 PM. This event will be introduced by West Chester Borough Mayor Lillian L. DeBaptiste.
On Thursday, February 16 at 5 PM, preceding a performance of The Mountaintop, Uptown will welcome Rev. Dr. Wayne E. Croft, Sr., Pastor of the St. Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester for a free presentation called “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life,” a conversation on Dr. King’s sermon of the same name.
Registration to each of these events and tickets to The Mountaintop are available on the Uptown website. All performances of The Mountaintop and the screening of the film are on the A. Roy Smith Mainstage at Uptown, at 226 N. High Street.
For more information about the theatre, music, dance, comedy, film and special events happening at Uptown, visit uptownwestchester.org.
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