PLAINFIELD, NJ - An all-female cast from Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) will present, “A Song for Coretta,” by Pearl Cleage this weekend. 

The play, which highlights the contributions of Coretta Scott King, wife of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and her impact on a generation of women activists, will be held at Plainfield High School Auditorium, 950 Park Avenue, Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

“A Song for Coretta,” is directed by Othell J. Miller, Theater Arts Instructor at PAAAS.

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“Considering how vital it is for each generation to understand the factors that led to both the major accomplishments and setbacks of the previous generations, it is noteworthy that a group of young artists are presenting a dramatic piece that highlights an icon of one of the most important movements in American History, the Civil Rights Movement. Not only are these young actors honing their artistic talents and being educated about historic events and people, through their participation in the play, they will also inevitably educate many who attend,” Miller said. “That in itself is an amazing contribution by these dedicated students and we invite the entire community to attend.”

 

The cast includes: Yasmeen, Yancey, Montague Martin-Silas, Dale Harris, Annette Fornah and Aishah Sparrow.