Theatre in the X is back at Malcolm X; two more Sundays left

August 8, 2016

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Martin and Malcolm arm wrestling for the future of the movement in The Meeting, one of three short plays that comprise this year’s Theatre in the X (Photos by West Philly Local).

Theatre in the X, the all-black free theatre that is quickly becoming an August staple on 52nd St., kicked off its third season Sunday evening in Malcolm X Park at 51st and Pine.

This year’s works include New Black Math, “a creative explanation of what a Black play is”; The Meeting, a poignant and provocative fictional meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.; and Love, Queens who Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,  a choreopoem that examines gun violence, abuse, love and heritage from the perspective of a black woman.

The performances are in the gazebo at the park. Seating is limited, so you might want to bring a chair or a blanket. You definitely will want to put on your thinking cap on for these performances because, as good theater should, they will challenge you.

There are two more chances to catch Theatre in the X: Sunday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m.



Taking in the Theatre in the X performance on Sunday.


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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Joan Poellnitz Says:

    Hello…rain is expected on August 21, 2016 do you offer a rain date or alternate performance site? May I be placed onto your newsletter? Thanks for your excellence!!

  2. WPL Says:

    Performances take place under the gazebo. Just bring a chair.

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