Wednesday June 12, 2019

The Seat Next to the King


Overview

In 1964, a white man walks into a public restroom in a Washington, DC park looking for sex. The next man who enters is a black man. The Seat Next to the King is a fictional exploration of two very real men who sat next to some of the most powerful men in America. Bayard Rustin, a friend to Martin Luther King Jr. and the organizer of the March on Washington, and Walter Jenkins, top aide and friend to President Lyndon Johnson. The Seat Next to the King was first produced in the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival to high critical acclaim and subsequently remounted at the Theatre Centre in Sept 2017. WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE Reviews / Podcasts NNNNN - NOW Magazine, September 22, 2017 The Seat Next To The King mixes race, politics and forbidden sexuality. Steven Elliott Jackson’s period two-hander features performances and direction that deserve serious acclaim Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter, September 22, 2017 A cracking terrific play that delves into sexual politics at a time when it was dangerous to even talk about them. The production lives up to the play in every way. Mooney on Theatre, September 11, 2017 Upon watching it, I realized the win was for good reason. I was both literally and figuratively on the edge of my seat for the whole show.
  • Date
    Wednesday June 12, 2019
  • Time
    07:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Location
    Other
  • Price
    $20 General $15 Student/Senior
  • Parking
    Lot C is a pay and display lot for visitors at a cost of $5.00 per day (credit/coins). Lot H is only available to visitors on weekends and after 3:45 p.m. on weekdays (credit only). Accessible Parking can be found in between the Library and the ML Building ($5 coin entry). This area can be accessed off the ring road.
2019-06-12 19:30:00 2019-06-12 19:30:00 America/Toronto The Seat Next to the King In 1964, a white man walks into a public restroom in a Washington, DC park looking for sex. The next man who enters is a black man. The Seat Next to the King is a fictional exploration of two very real men who sat next to some of the most powerful men in America. Bayard Rustin, a friend to Martin Luther King Jr. and the organizer of the March on Washington, and Walter Jenkins, top aide and friend to President Lyndon Johnson. The Seat Next to the King was first produced in the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival to high critical acclaim and subsequently remounted at the Theatre Centre in Sept 2017. WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE Reviews / Podcasts NNNNN - NOW Magazine, September 22, 2017 The Seat Next To The King mixes race, politics and forbidden sexuality. Steven Elliott Jackson’s period two-hander features performances and direction that deserve serious acclaim Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter, September 22, 2017 A cracking terrific play that delves into sexual politics at a time when it was dangerous to even talk about them. The production lives up to the play in every way. Mooney on Theatre, September 11, 2017 Upon watching it, I realized the win was for good reason. I was both literally and figuratively on the edge of my seat for the whole show. Other Carin Lowerison

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