The Seat Next to the King

JUNE 12-16, 2019

Sexuality, race, politics, hope…

A Minmar Gaslight production presented by Green Light Arts

  Photo of Kwaku Okyere and Conor Ling  .

Photo of Kwaku Okyere and Conor Ling .

In 1964, a white man walks into a public restroom in a Washington, DC park looking for sex. The next man who enters is a black man. The Seat Next to the King is a fictional exploration of two very real men who sat next to some of the most powerful men in America. Bayard Rustin, a friend to Martin Luther King Jr. and the organizer of the March on Washington, and Walter Jenkins, top aide and friend to President Lyndon Johnson.

The Seat Next to the King was first produced in the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival to high critical acclaim and subsequently remounted at the Theatre Centre in Sept 2017.

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE


Tickets

$20 | General Admission (plus HST)
$15 | Student / Senior (65+) (plus HST)

Schedule

Venue

HH180 Studio Theatre
(Hagey Hall Building)
200 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

Parking

Lot C is a pay and display lot for visitors at a cost of $5.00 per day (credit/coins).
Lot H is only available to visitors on weekends and after 3:45 p.m. on weekdays (credit only).
Accessible Parking can be found in between the Library and the ML Building  ($5 coin entry). This area can be accessed off the ring road.

Grand River Transit

Bus Routes 7, 8, 12, and iXpress
Cash fare: $3.25
Tickets: 5 tickets for $13.80


Creative Team

Written by STEVEN ELLIOTT JACKSON
Directed by TANISHA TAITT
Performed by KWAKU OKYERE and CONOR LING
Lighting Design by BRANDON GONCALVES
Stage Management by TARA MOHAN


Funders / Partners