Locals celebrate MLK in theatre revival

Miami Times staff report | 1/30/2014, 9 a.m.

Residents of Homestead and Florida City were given the opportunity to attend special performances of the revival,

I Have A Dream by playwright Josh Greenfeld.

For $5, attendees watched a re-enactment of influential moments from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life involving the Civil Rights movement starting with Rosa Parks' refusal to sit in the colored section of a bus and culminating with King's assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

Director Herman LeVern Jones delivered twenty-eight gospel songs sung by Second Baptist Church's live orchestra, Martin Luther King Youth Choir while the choreography was performed by Dwight Thompson of MyAct Dance Studio and Lemond Hayes.

For the month of January, I Have A Dream played in three venues including the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Florida International University's Tamiami campus and the Phichol Williams Community Center.

The TheatreSouth Atlanta, Inc., is a non-profit performing arts organization that emphasizes student participation within the arts.