Keep Marching and Tronee Threat with Everybody Eats at the Foundry Theater - Antioch College
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Keep Marching and Tronee Threat with Everybody Eats at the Foundry Theater

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Emerging from Yellow Springs, Everybody Eats delivers a unique, soul-stirring sound that creates a masterful blend of hip hop and jazz influences.

Another chance to see Mad River Theater Works in action – This time with a special set of music with Tronee Threat and Everybody Eats. FREE of charge thanks to support from the YS Community Foundation. There is no pre-registration for this event.  Please join us and find a seat.  The doors will open @ 6:30PM.

Keep Marching: The Road to the March on Washington is a new play with music by Mad River Theater Works. Bringing collected oral history to life through the device of a modern podcast of fictional descendants of actual attendees, the one-act play explores the historic 1963 March on Washington. The March, revered as the day that Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in August of 1963, drew over a quarter of a million people together in a peaceful gathering, and was a shining moment in the progression of equality in America, as well as a pivotal action in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

At the heart of the play are two questions: 1. Not knowing that Dr. King was going to deliver one of the most iconic speeches in modern history, why did so many people go? and 2. And seeing that 1963 was one of the most violent years of the civil rights movement, what inspired young people in their teens or twenties to go?

Keep Marching is built upon two threads of storytelling. One is the historical record of the plans, motivations, fears and concerns that went into individuals making the decision to attend the March. This material stems from collected oral histories, gathered by playwright Daniel Carlton, of actual people who attended the March. The second thread of the play’s storytelling has to do with how the past inspires the present. Weaving these ideas together are the play’s fictional characters (news reporters covering the 1963 March and modern-day teenagers creating a podcast) and actual attendees who relate to each other in the world of the play through their memories and reflections.

The unique approach to storytelling that also blends new songs and traditional Civil Rights anthems makes Keep Marching a play for audiences of all ages to come face to face with the historic power of collective care and hope that was emblematic of the 1963 March on Washington.


February 17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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920 Corry St
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States
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