Movie star Eric Roberts has joined the cast of TOWARDS THE MOUNTAINTOP: COMMEMORATING DR. KING and the 55th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON to re-enact Senator Bobby Kennedy.

 

Mississippi-born actor Eric Roberts has been nominated for an Oscar and three Golden Globes. His big and little screen credits are far too long to list here, but during the 1980s alone, they included “Star 80”, “The Pope of Greenwich Village”, “The Coca-Cola Kid”, “Runaway Train” and “Blood Red” - the only movie Eric acted in with his kid sister, Julia Roberts. More recently, Eric Roberts appeared in “The Dark Knight”, “Entourage”, “The Young and the Restless”, “Glee”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “CSI”, “Suits” and “Grey’s Anatomy” - to name just a few.

 

To observe the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s passing the live stage event “Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King” is taking place in Downtown L.A. shortly before the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This “docu-play” with live Negro Spirituals, soul and gospel music is being presented at the end of the Left Coast Forum (www.leftcoastforum.org/). Various actors and activists will re-enact Dr. King and other real life equal rights activists. In addition to Eric Roberts, other re-enactors include:

 

  • GERALD RIVERS as MARTIN LUTHER KING

  • EMCEE/TANIA VERAFIELD as CESAR CHAVEZ

  • MICHAEL BECKWITH as JESUS OF NAZARETH

  • BRENDA LEE EAGER as MAHALIA JACKSON, ARETHA FRANKLIN, ROSA PARKS

  • IAN RUSKIN as THOMAS PAINE

  • EVELIA JONES as SALLY HEMINGS

  • GREG PALAST as HENRY DAVID THOREAU

  • K.B. SOLOMON as PAUL ROBESON

  • SUZANNE NICHOLS as SOJOURNER TRUTH, HARRIET TUBMAN, FANNIE LOU HAMER

  • E. MILTON WHEELER as FREDERICK DOUGLASS:

  • SUZANNE NICHOLS as SOJOURNER TRUTH,

  • BEN GUILLORY as THADDEUS STEVENS, W.E.B. DU BOIS

  • MELANIE CRUZ as MARY WHITE OVINGTON

  • MONA SHAIKH as SUSAN B. ANTHONY

  • SHARON KYLE as IDA B. WELLS

  • HARVEY WASSERMAN as EUGENE DEBS

  • ROBERT FITRAKIS as MICHAEL HARRINGTON

WHAT: “Towards the Mountaintop: Commemorating Dr. King”

 

WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

 

WHERE: Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

400 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

FREE PARKING - Across from venue - tell the attendant you’re there for the Left Coast Forum.

“Towards the Mountaintop” pays homage to Rev. King’s visionary legacy as a champion of: Black, Civil and Human Rights; Labor; and Peace. For tickets see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/towards-the-mountaintop-commemorating-dr-king-tickets-48460147606.

 

 

Actor Eric Roberts

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