Catherine Filloux's Selma '65 will make its world premiere at the La MaMa E.T.C. on September 26. The production, starring Marietta Hedges and directed by Eleanor Holdridge, will run through October 12.
Based on true events, this solo play explores the stories of white civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo and FBI informant Tommy Rowe. Rowe was among the Ku Klux Klan members who overtook and gunned down Liuzzo's Oldsmobile in March 1965. Liuzzo, who witnessed racial hatred firsthand as a young girl, was targeted by the Klan while she drove African-American freedom fighters to safety following the historic Selma Voting March. Hedges tackles both roles in the production.
Select performances will offer postshow panel discussions featuring authors, journalists, and activists, including author Gary May, Reverend Richard Leonard, voting-rights expert Steven Carbó, Eleanor J. Bader, and Serena Solomon.
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