Monday, May 2 at 6:30 PM
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
Emmy award winner and Tony Award nominee Joe Morton (Scandal) stars in Turn Me Loose , a new dramedy about the extraordinary and explosive life and career of Dick Gregory, the first black comedian to expose white audiences to comedy confronting racial issues. The play reveals Gregory’s struggle between his newfound celebrity and his burgeoning yearning to join the activism of the Civil Rights Movement; how his commitment to equality nearly forced him to reject the greatest television opportunity of his career, his inner struggles facing the demons of his philandering, absent father and the haunting echoes of his mentor, slain civil-rights activist Medgar Evers.
Join Morton in a riveting conversation with director John Gould Rubin and producer Ron Simons, moderated by Michaela angela Davis.
Please note that this program is sold out, but watch the entire conversation on our livestream page.