The Last Year In The Life Of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Show DescriptionAs devised by Waterwell, Last Year In The Life of MLK is a rock opera about one of America's most loved and misunderstood figures, featuring an exuberant score of sharp-edged rock, blues, folk and funk. Taking inspiration from the legendary speeches, interviews, and private notes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the obscured history of his last days shines with new meaning in this powerful performance. It is a theatrical event that triumphs by adding new texture to the untold King story with soulful songs, pithy readings and stunning portrayals that will rouse and inspire. Although Dr. King was known for non-violence, this stunning dramatization reveals the intensity and fiery fortitude beneath his stormy quest for peace.
"Extraordinary. Brilliant. Raucous. One of the best new musicals of the year." -New York Magazine