Off-Broadway comes to Baltimore this week when the Park School of Baltimore premieres Selma ’65, award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux’s play about the murder of civil-rights activist Viola Liuzzo after the Selma Voting March of 1965.
The Jan. 14 performance provides a unique opportunity for theater fans to see an Off-Broadway show free of charge, followed by a discussion with the artists.
The play is a particularly personal one for the independent school in Brooklandville.
The one-woman show is performed by Park School alum Marietta Hedges, directed by alum Eleanor Holdridge, and features music composed by alum Jim Hedges.
While the performance is free of charge, proceeds from ticket donations will help fund Park School’s upcoming 12th annual Civil Rights Trip, aimed at furthering student’s understanding of activism and race relations in America.
The trip—including a coming together of students from Park, Baltimore City College High School, City Neighbors High, and Cristo Rey Jesuit High—is a symbolic Freedom Ride to key historic sites in the American South including Selma, Atlanta, and Memphis.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Meyerhoff Theater.