Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Songs:    “Travel the Past”, “Tired”, “Agape”

Dream
DREAM … is the story of the days during the early 1950′s, when young Martin Luther King, Jr. studied theology at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. Through his reading and his experiences during this time – especially the painful experience of having to renounce his love for a white woman in order to preserve his career as a teacher in the black community – King developed and refined his theory of nonviolent resistance based on the Greek idea of “agape”, a love higher than one’s self. Later, meeting Rosa Parks and leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, King’s beliefs were sorely put to the test. He had to endure threats, bombings, and jail, while convincing his followers not to answer violence with violence, but with agape. The musical excitingly dramatizes how a person can carry the beliefs and principles learned in the classroom out into the “real world”, and how that one person’s philosophy can transform the actions and feelings of an entire nation. Download Playbill [divider]