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      If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today in Collierville

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      April 30, 2020

      Thursday   7:30 PM

      440 West Powell Road
      Collierville, Tennessee

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      If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today

      The Love Truth & Reality Entertainment Group                             PRESENTSIf Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today! A Soul-Riveting "ONE MAN PLAY" that puts a modern perspective on the Life Legacy and Dream of Dr. King: The Play examines current Events... Also Concerning the Legendary Champion of Human and Civil Rights VISION to Dream! we take you to a world where the audience are Mesmerized  of what was Spoken by Dr. King's Famous Trumpet of Conscience During the Vietnam conflict. Come and experience the Dream Again...  REVIEWS::: This Was A Review From Tony Nichelson from cumulus Media at the time in Memphis 2 years Ago.... Subject: MLK Play in Collierville is as Close as We'll Ever Get to Dr. King... A Review by Tony Nichelson A Theatrical Review… Memphis – The one-man stage play, “If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Were Alive Today”,  is an extraordinary performance by writer-director-performer Rabia Louis Haynes. The Chicago native spent considerable time in New York and Los Angeles studying his craft, and also has roots in Clarksdale, but the high energy performance he’s put together takes the audience immediately to Vietnam, Birmingham, and ultimately to Memphis. Haynes glides through the 75-minute monologue, including seemingly instant costume changes, and ties it all together with renditions of Dr. King’s most classic and well-regarded speeches, and takes the audience to a place that few of us ever reach. I witnessed opening Night at the Harrell Theater on Wednesday January 16th and without realizing it, I arrived at a point during the show that could only have been felt by those who lived and worked with Dr. King. I thought, “This is as close as any of us will ever come to actually feeling the essence of what the historic Civil Rights leader must have exuded in his life”. Watching a one-man play is very different, but to see one man remember such compelling and appropriate monologues was inspiring. Theater suspends our reality, and for a great portion of the play, we were all taken back to 1963, and then to 1968, and “felt” the gunshot that ended a life, and a dream, and an era. Rabia Louis Haynes is to be commended for his on-stage work, but even more for reminding us that we have a lot to answer for. What would Dr. King say about us? What would he have to say to a generation so completely devoid of real leaders, and one that seemingly has little if any regard or memory of dogs and fire hoses and kidnappings and codified racial separation? “If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Were Alive Today” is a simple reminder of history, done superbly in the quaint confines of a Memphis suburban enclave. Every student over the age of 12, and every person over the age of fifty should take the opportunity to reflect on this most critical time in history, and the most critical soldier in the fight for human dignity… Happy Birthday Dr. King... Great job Mr. Haynes. “If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Were Alive Today is schedule to run Again at the Harrell Theater, 440 W. Powell in Collierville. (Poplar Avenue to Collierville, left turn on Byhalia Rd, and a right turn onto Powell Rd.) Tony Nichelson

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