For Immediate Release
Live Theatre Production of MLK’s Death, Takes You Back to April 1968
This year, our Black History Showcase will reenact the final 24 hours of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of his death.
Schaumburg, IL (February 24th, 2018) – B-Side Productions and Powerhouse Productions are once again collaborating on the Village of Schaumburg’s Black History Production taking place at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for The Arts. This year’s production is titled, “Last Night As King”. Written, Produced and Directed by Maurice D. Proffit. The show will focus on the final 24 hours of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which took place in Memphis, TN, April 4th, 1968.
The show will consist of notable figures that were cornerstones in the Civil rights movement such as Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Malcolm X, Rob Abernathy, Viola Liuzzo, Stokely Carmichael, Fannie Lou Hamer and more. Our goal with this show is to create and environment authentic enough for the audience that will take them back to that infamous day in 1968. In addition, this production gives us an educational opportunity to create a discussion in seeing the parallels of the social climate in 1968 compared to 2018. This show is family friendly and tackles the importance of loyalty, community and civil rights.
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts located at 201 Schaumburg Ct, Schaumburg, IL 60193. The live performance is one night only.
Powerhouse Productions is happy to celebrate its 20th season celebrating African American History Month with the Village of Schaumburg. Powerhouse Productions has inspired a “spin-off” production group that is lead and ran by Maurice D. Proffit named “B-Side Production” based in Chicago’s northside community. The group prides itself on being the artistic group to provide a platform for lesser known artists looking to build not only in theatre but also filmmaking, web series, radio, podcasting, and blogging.
“The continued growth of B-Side Production and the positive reception it receives is the fuel that keeps this machine going. When the community feels that they have that type of a direct connection with the group, that is how you know this artistic world can potentially live forever. Through community.” says Maurice Proffit.
Maurice D. Proffit
Executive Producer & Creative Director