BEHIND THE COTTON CURTAIN: REMEMBERING MEDGAR EVERS
The Core Theatre
March 24 - April 16
Written and Directed by James Hansen Prince
Behind the Cotton Curtain is a look into the life and legacy of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who in 1954 became the first NAACP field secretary in Mississippi. Not one to showboat, Medgar lived the oppression and fought it from the inside out. He became the internal force that empowered national leaders to apply pressure from without. These two pressures were the catalyst that set Mississippi burning and eventually brought down the Jim Crow system. As Martin Luther did not "get there with you” to the promised land of freedom, neither did Medgar, who was assassinated 54 years ago on June 12, 1963. People remember that Rosa sat down and Martin stood up, but Medgar did the day to day work of recording the violence and pushing the envelope while encouraging others to do the same.
Shows will continue Thursday through Saturday at The Core Theatre, 518 W. Arapaho Rd., Ste. 115, Richardson, TX 75080. Curtain is at 8:00 pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Box office opens at 7:30 pm. There will be two matinee performances, Sundays, April 9th and 16th at 3:00. Box office will open for matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and students. Tickets may be reserved by calling The Core Theatre at 214-930-5338. Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets early.