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March 22, 2016
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Freedom Theatre - Who Stabbed King?

Freedom Theatre - Who Stabbed King?

The Edwin Forrest Play Reading series is in honor of Edwin Forrest, whose former home is the site of Freedom Theatre. This play reading series takes works that have been historically bypassed and places them in a new diaspora by way of unique casting or vision, in order to breathe life into the piece. The series is presented monthly, on the fourth Monday. The next reading scheduled for Monday, April 25th. New Freedom Theatre is pleased to offer the Edwin Forrest Play Reading series as a FREE event.

The Edwin Forrest Play Reading Series: Who Stabbed King? is the second in the series. The reading is the story about the time Dr. King was stabbed in a Harlem Bookstore by Izola Ware Curry, a schizophrenic. Join us to hear more about the story and to learn about this little known event in American history, the outcome for Ms. Ware Curry and the effect on the King family.

Join us for The Edwin Forrest Play Reading Series: Who Stabbed King? as we learn more about this little known incident in history, about the woman, her illness, and how the King family cared for Izola Ware Curry. Audience discussion will follow the reading with a focus on the effects of mental illness in African American society.

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Freedom Theatre, 1346 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Cost: Free Entry
Freedom Theatre Box Office (267) 687-1764

For more information: www.freedomtheatre.org