Sunday, April 27 2008
Play: "Awaiting Judgement"
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bayview Baptist Church - Martin Luther King, Jr. Christian Center
6134 Benson Avenue
San Diego, Ca
Written by Rev. Art Cribbs, former pastor of Christian Fellowship Congregational Church (San Diego), Awaiting Judgment was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King's prophetic sermon at Riverside Church in New York, April 4, 1967. The sermon challenged America to re-think its foreign policies and aggressive actions against the people of Vietnam a message that is as poignant today as it was 40 years ago.
With the outstanding cast of Rev. Anthony Drummond (King), Craig Huisenga (Bonhoeffer), and Rhys Green (Narrator), Awaiting Judgment is a must-see! The production is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Floyd Gaffney - father of African American theatre in San Diego, CGT's artistic director for 36 years and UCSD professor emeritus of Theatre and Dance. Dr. Gaffney directed the cast of Awaiting Judgment until his untimely death on July 19, 2007.
As CGT's artistic director, Dr. Gaffney produced more than 80 plays for the Common Ground Theatre, engaging artists and audiences in African-American stories and traditions. His vision was to produce quality performing arts events as a bridge to the diverse San Diego community and to provide an avenue for underserved youth to showcase their artistic talents. CGT Youth Academy is a testament to his passion and unwavering commitment to the community. We are determined to keep Dr. Gaffney's vision and dream alive by continuing his work and recognizing his powerful influence and legacy,states Board Chair Dr. Dorothy Smith, We invite everyone to join Common Ground Theatre for a community celebration in honor of Dr. Floyd Gaffney at the Educational Cultural Complex on Saturday, June 14th at 6:00 p. m. Save the Date and call 619-263-7911 for more information.
The performance of Awaiting Judgment© at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Christian Center is made possible by Bayview's Community Concerns Ministry whose mission is to keep the congregation aware of important political, social and economic issues and inspire the members to advocacy in support of legislation that can positively shape the well-being of our community,
Common Ground Theatre seeks to create new works by and about people of African descent that entertain, educate and connect with all ages, cultures and backgrounds.
Tickets: VIP Seating - $35 General Admission - $25 Students and Seniors over 62 - $15
Make checks payable to Common Ground Theatre and mail to Common Ground Theatre, 720 Gateway Center Dr., Suite G, San Diego, CA 92102. Tickets purchased by mail will be held at Will Call. Tickets can also be purchased at the CGT office on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a. m. and 3 p. m. For more information, please call 619-263-7911 or visit www.commongroundtheatre.org