2:00 pm – Let it Shine
4:00 pm – Musical selection by Dorian Randolph & John Lewis: Good Trouble
Note if you want to participate in both Let it Shine! and the screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble you need to make a separate reservation in each event.
The Rosendale Theatre Collective presents “Let It Shine!” – a living history musical celebrating the greatness of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 2 PM.
Rev. Dr. King lived an extraordinary life, and it was on April 4, 1968 that this civil rights icon, revered throughout the world, was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis. The world has changed greatly since 1968, but King’s timeless messages continue to resonate in the present day. Join us as we pay tribute to his legacy with an all-star lineup: Oliver King as MLK; interpretive dancers Keely Wright with the Hudson Valley Conservatory Dancers and Energy Dance Company; vocalists Miss Rene Bailey, Franklyn Gillis, The Gold Hope Duo featuring Lara Hope, and Marlene Merritt; with special guests drummer/storyteller Ubaka Hill, bassist Robert Kopec, Rev. Nick (Tecumseh Red Cloud) Miles, Parrots for Peace; Kitt Potter, Redwing Blackbird Theater, and more!
Radio Kingston’s Jessieca McNabb will narrate, and the community will honor Human Rights and Social Justice Leaders of Ulster County.
John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020)
PG | 1 hr 36 min | Documentary
The event will conclude with a 4pm musical selection by Dorian Randolph and a screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble” – an intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy, and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism.
Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 79 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.