As I mentioned in my previous post, I attended a play at the suggestion of LBJ. The play was entitled Heaven In My View. The play was written and directed by Tonia Vines for Act 2 Ministry at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in Washington DC.
Let me say I was so glad I went.......granted I was late, hair and parking issues. But I was there and thankful and grateful to be in attendance. By the time I arrived they were in scene 6 of the first act. Here are some of the highlights:
Scene 8 - Tribute to Langston Hughes - a few poems were reciting including the infamous Mother to Son poem. A great job by all that recited a poem, particularly the young lady reciting the moving and still relevant Mother to Son.
Honorable mentions for Act 1 include scenes 6 (Black Heroes), 9 (Good News) and 10 (Harlem).
During Act 2, I cried, laughed and felt inspired; highlights include:
Scene 3 - Separate But Equal - a depiction of the story behind the famous Brown vs Board of Education case that allowed blacks to attend the same schools as whites.
Scene 5 - I Have a Dream - the speech reenacted and the mourning of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as a reflection of his plight
Scene 6 - Music from the 1960's and 1970's - musical hits from the likes of Diana Ross & Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Jackson 5 to name a few.
Honorable mention to scenes 4 (Bus Boycott) and 8 (African-Americans of Excellence).
Overall, you can tell alot of hard work and dedication was put into the performance as everyone did an excellent job. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and was glad I made it to the performance. I left feeling uplifted and hopeful, but also inspired to do better because of my rich heritage.
We have a new president who should inspire us all to want to do better. He's attained the highest position in our nation and as such, we as a people have no limits......
Peace, Blessings and Laughs