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january, 2024

HOLD ON!

wed10jan(jan 10)7:00 pmsun28(jan 28)9:00 pmHOLD ON!The Black Rep7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (28)(GMT-06:00) Edison Theatre, 6465 Forsyth Blvd.

Hold OPn - The Black Rep

Time

10 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 28 (Sunday) 9:00 pm(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

By Paul Webb (World Premiere)
Directed by Ron Himes

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it difficult for Blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground for suffrage. “Hold On!,” the inspiration behind the award-winning 2014 feature film “Selma,” explores the conflict between two extraordinary men, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Both brilliant leaders, their personal battle, like the battle on the streets of Selma, is ultimately decided by King’s greater moral courage.

Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and Washington University in St. Louis, with casting support from Peter and Susan Tuteur.