I Have a Dream

From Stephen Holden’s Review in the NY Times

”I Have a Dream” weaves the texts of Dr. King’s speeches, sermons and other writings along with 28 musical numbers into a pageantlike music-drama recounting his life and times, beginning with the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycotts and ending with his assassination in Memphis in 1968, at the age of 39. The production, directed by Woodie King Jr., significantly expands the role of music from the show’s 1976 Broadway production. ”We Shall Overcome,” ”His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” ”Precious Lord” and ”Free at Last” are among the most familiar of the freedom songs, spirituals and gospel hymns interpolated into the documentary text adapted by Josh Greenfeld.

Presented as part of the 1985-86 Season

Artist Credits

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Playwright Josh Greenfield
Director Woodie King, Jr. Woodie King Jr
Musical Director Lee Coward
Stage Manager Malik
Set Designer Ina Mayhew
Costume Designer Judy Dearing
Actor Bruce Strickland
Actor Chequita Jackson
Actor James Curt Bergwall
Actor Diane Weaver
Actor Herman LeVern Jones
Actor Dwight Witherspoon

All 1985-86 Season productions: