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One-Man Play Brings MLK Jr.’s Story To Life For Children

Tana Weingartner, WVXU |

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library are partnering to make a recorded performance of Martin’s Dream available Jan. 18 – 22. The one-man show created for kids in grades 3-8 explores the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


The show was created and performed by Deondra Kamau Means, resident playwright and workshop artist for the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, who uses storytelling, speeches and music to teach children about the civil rights leader. It chronicles his life from a young child through his historic speech during the March on Washington.

Teachers can register for a link to show the performance to their classes or parents/guardians can sign up for a link to view with their children at home. The on-demand video can be viewed anytime Jan 18 – 21. The deadline to register to receive the link is Jan. 21. Companion activity packets are also available from the Children’s Theatre.

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