Turner Center Presents Free “I Have a Dream” Performance
Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts presents a free live performance of “I Have a Dream” on Fri., January 27, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. The touring cast of the Virginia Repertory Theatre will stage the performance at the Valdosta High School Performing Arts Center at 3101 Barack Obama Blvd. Admission is free and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.
According to the Virginia Repertory Theatre, “The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protests to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement. Length: 1 hour. Suggested for ages 7 and up.”
The performance, which follows Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and precedes Black History Month, offers a wonderful opportunity to area families, educators, and youth to remember the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. The performance also precedes the Turner Center’s 3rd annual Art of Writing Contest, which offers cash prizes to youth ages 11 to 18 for works in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
For more information about this program or other events and activities, call 229.247.2787 or visit turnercenter.org. Patrons who need special assistance may contact the Center to make arrangements.