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Colby College in Waterville will commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a dramatic performance and a 24-hour video marathon. On Monday, January 21, actor Jim Lucas will perform his dramatic one-man show “Reflections,” in which he portrays the life and times of King through renditions of King’s speeches. The event will be held in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union at noon, and is open to the public free of charge.
Nationally recognized for his dramatic recitations and interpretive readings, Lucas incorporates King’s renowned speeches, including “I Have a Dream,” “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” “A Knock at Midnight” and the “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” into his performance. Former president Bill Clinton called Lucas “the most authentic and exhilarating King I have ever seen.” Lucas previously co-starred in the critically acclaimed play The Meeting, a drama about the lives of King and Malcolm X.
A 24-hour movie marathon will lead up to the keynote performance. Videos will be shown in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union beginning at noon on Sunday, January 20, and ending at noon on Monday, January 21.