The Marsh Berkeley is happy to introduce ONE-OFF WEDNESDAYS (or sometimes Two-Off), a series of performances on occasional Wednesday nights. Here’s our latest line-up:
Wayne Harris in “The Letter; Martin Luther King at the Crossroads”
February 20 at 8:00 pm
TICKETS: $15-$35 Sliding Scale; Reserved Seats: $50.00
Wayne Harris Is Going To Jerusalem!…from where he will take the story of Martin Luther King’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” to high schools, universities and peace organizations throughout Israel.
The US State Department is sponsoring a series of performances and workshops that will share the story of King and the Civil Rights movement during the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama campaign.
While in jail for protesting segregation laws in what was widely regarded, at the time, as “the most racist city in America” Martin Luther King responds to an article written by “moderate” white clergymen warning the local African–American community to disregard King and his organization (The Southern Christian Leadership Conference) and labeling them “outside agitators”.
King responds with a letter that will define the course of the civil rights movement as well as America’s journey toward fulfilling its promise “…that all men are created equal”
“The Letter; Martin Luther King at the Crossroads” is set against a tumultuous time in our history, when churches are being bombed, freedom riders are murdered and four little girls are martyred while trying to attend a Sunday school lesson on unconditional love.
The Marsh is very proud to present this project and one of its favorite performers in a special performance just days before Wayne takes off for the Middle East.
Roy Zimmerman: Wake Up Call
February 27 & March 6 at 8:00 pm
TICKETS: $15-$35 Sliding Scale; Reserved Seats: $50.00In 2012, Roy and his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby traveled 47,000 miles to complete a 50-state tour of all 49 states. (Hawaii was “Omission Accomplished,” he says.) “Wake Up Call” is a funny, tuneful and unabashedly progressive look at what they saw and heard across America in the Obama Era, songs like “Abstain With Me” and “I Want a Marriage Like They Had In the Bible,” heartfelt songs like “Hope, Struggle and Change” and “I Approve This Message,” and impassioned comic commentary.
In thirteen albums over twenty years, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records, and he’s been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” His YouTube videos have amassed over seven million views, and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
For tickets, visit www.themarsh.org <http://www.themarsh.org/> or call 415-282-3055