Ricardo Pitts-Wiley and Company will perform “Fate Comes Knocking”, an original play which views the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the eyes of people who observed his life. The performance takes a humorous and sometimes critical look at King’s life against a backdrop of dramatic times in America including the Montgomery bus boycott, the Kennedy presidency, the March on Washington, Malcolm X, the Vietnam War, LBJ, Hoover and the Black Panthers. The play also examines the fateful circumstances that took King from the privileged life of a prominent southern preacher’s son to the dusty and dangerous back roads of Alabama, Mississippi, the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the Nobel Peace Prize. The library will be open for this event only. Please register.
Mixed Magic Theatre, based in Pawtucket, RI, is a 501(c)(3) arts organization founded in 2000 by Ricardo and Bernadet Pitts-Wiley, formerly of North Kingstown. Thanks to the sponsorship of the North Kingstown Arts Council and in recognition of Black History Month, Mixed Magic Theatre will present two programs. These programs will be performed in the main reading area of the library. Library services will not be available.