Synopsis

The Meeting

$8.99

Jeff Stetson

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 0 Female

This one-act drama takes place in a suite high up in a Harlem hotel, where Malcolm X and his bodyguard, Rashad, rest before Malcolm's fateful appearance at the Audubon Ballroom

Malcolm has requested a secret meeting with Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., who is also in New York, and Dr. King has responded by trudging up the back stairs to Malcolm's suite

Cautious at first, the two quickly fall into a spirited debate about their differing approaches to improving the lot of the black man in a predominantly white society - Dr King (the lamb) hoping to find racial harmony through love and peaceful resistance, while Malcolm (the lion) is reconciled to violence and revenge if blacks are to win out over oppression

But no matter how provocative and persuasive his arguments, Malcolm is unable to shake Dr King's commitment and composure

"An exciting and provocative play an unforgettable evening of drama" - NY Post

"Stirring moments of impassioned rhetoric you feel as if you've watched a kind of human-scale wrestling with angels" - San Francisco Examiner

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