CCC to host free stage play “Trashing the King” Aug. 29
CLARKSDALE – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life promoting love, equality and justice for all. Coahoma Community College Lyceum Committee will kick off its Fall 2017 season with a reminder of King’s legacy during a production of the stage play “Trashing the King” Tuesday, Aug. 29.

CCC to host free stage play “Trashing the King” Aug. 29

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Tue Aug 15, 2017

CLARKSDALE – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life promoting love, equality and justice for all.

Coahoma Community College Lyceum Committee will kick off its Fall 2017 season with a reminder of King’s legacy during a production of the stage play “Trashing the King” Tuesday, Aug. 29.

The play, produced by Last Psalm Productions, will begin at 7 p.m. in CCC’s Georgia Lewis Theater.

Admission is free for CCC faculty, staff, students and the general public.

In light of current events across the nation, CCC Lyceum President Yvonne Stanford believes the message of “Trashing the King” will resonate with those in attendance.

“With all of the recent racial turmoil and violence occurring today that makes our country seem divided again, this is a good opportunity to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision of peace and compassion,” said Stanford.

Described as an “urban socio-drama,” the play explores the plight of the Memphis sanitation workers in 1968.

Intertwined in the plot is the life of a fictional Clarksdale-based singer Sonny Ray who moved to Memphis to live with his sister and brother-in-law during this volatile time.

His brother-in-law, Griffin, a leader in the protest, gives Sonny Ray an ultimatum—join the cause or find another place to stay.

Stanford said the production is one that individuals of all ages will enjoy.

“This is a great opportunity to take a closer look at our history and learn what we can do today to make tomorrow better for future generations,” she said.

For questions or more information, contact Rita Hanfor at (662) 621-4144 or rhanfor@coahomacc.edu.