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January Shows at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University

Brooklyn, N.Y. – A thought-provoking assortment of performances will take place at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus in January.

The Kumble Theater is located at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush avenues in downtown Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 488-1624 or visit

Saturday, January 16, 7:30 p.m.
Restoration Youth Arts Academy presents:
CODA: A passage at the end of a movement that brings it to a formal close

The 2010 gradu¬ates of the Restoration Dance Theatre will perform works by their masterful mentors of ChoreQuest (CQ) – Obe¬diah Wright, Karen Thornton, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Errol Grimes and Niles Ford. It has been a tradition to hold the com¬pany’s annual concert during the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend where recognition is given to pioneers of African descent while contributing to the American experience. Tickets: $20.

Monday, January 18, 3 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Shades of Truth Theatre and Kumble Theater present: “The Meeting” - by Jeff Stetson, directed by Eric Coleman, with Lawrence Winslow as Malcolm X, Michael Green as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ron Wilks as Rashad

“The Meeting” is an engaging play that depicts a fictional account of a secret meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Malcolm and Martin meet inside the historic Theresa Hotel following the bombing of Malcolm X’s home shortly before he was assassinated. Two men with different ideologies, they share a common understanding of the plight of Black Americans. The MLK Day theatrical celebration features a post-show discussion. Tickets: $25, $15 for students and seniors and groups of 10 or more.

Saturday, January 23, 3 p.m.
Darling Divas Productions presents: A Hawaiian Vacation

Boys and girls of all ages compete for great prizes and cash live on stage. The event will be videotaped for an upcom¬ing episode of TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras to be aired spring of 2010. Tickets: $20, $15 for ages 10 and under; contact Darling Divas for tickets/information at (718) 809-1868 or

Posted 12/18/2009

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