'Becoming Martin' is a world premiere production that centers on the mentorship Martin Luther King, Jr., receives when he enters Morehouse College at age 15. Through debate over civil disobedience concepts, Morehouse College President, Dr. Benjamin Mays, sets young MLK on a path towards fighting for civil rights.
This play is a Coterie commissioned work by noted filmmaker, screenwriter, director, and playwright, Kevin Willmott, who currently serves as a professor of film studies at Kansas University and is hailed as one of the most prolific independent filmmakers today, with films such as Ninth Street, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, BlacKkKlansman and Chi-Raq, for which he was executive producer and co-writer with Spike Lee. The play is directed by Chip Miller, Assistant Artistic Director at the KC Rep.
The play runs from September 18-October 21 at The Coterie Theater in Crown Center and is recommended for audiences aged 11+.
Use the promotion code 'CHIP' to get a 20% discount on adult priced tickets.