by Katori Hall
directed by Jasmine Guy
The gripping re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.
A beautiful story that shows him as a man and exemplifies his love for God, Family, and Country through a trans-formative surprise.
Starring Danny Johnson & Demetria McKinney
Danny Johnson (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr) comes to True Colors directly from the Alliance Theater's World Premier production of, What I Learned in Paris. Broadway: Song of Jacob Zulu(Fumani). Off Broadway: Our Lady of 121st Street (Rooftop), Soldier's Play (CJ). Regional: (Goodman) Miss Evers' Boys directed by Kenny Leon, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, (Steppenwolf) Song of Jacob Zulu, (Intiman) A Raisin in the Sun, (Huntington , St Louis Repertory and Cincinnati Playhouse) To Kill a Mockingbird. Additional shows at Cleveland Playhouse, St Louis Black Rep, and Chicago Shakespeare among others. TV: "Blue Bloods", "Philanthropist", "Damages", "Law and Order", "Law & Order SVU", "Rescue Me", "NYPD Blue", and "Sopranos" among others. Film: Don King Only in America, Reservation Road and Frequency among others.
Demetria McKinney (Camae) is an award winning actress and singer from Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She is best known for her role as Janine Payne on the hit TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”. The show has taped over 254 episodes and has received five consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Best Sitcom. Demetria was nominated for a Prism Award for her portrayal as the drug addicted mother and wife turned career woman. Demetria has extensive vocal and dance training. She is an R&B singer who has opened for artists such as Tank, Dwele and Anthony David. She currently has two singles available on Itunes “Take Away” and “Xtacy”. Demetria is working on her debut CD with notable producers such as Musiq Soulchild.