The Seat Next to the King

JUNE 12-16, 2019

Sexuality, race, politics, hope…

A Minmar Gaslight production presented by Green Light Arts

Photo by Michael Yaneff of Foreshots Photography featuring Kwaku Okyere and Conor Ling .

Photo by Michael Yaneff of Foreshots Photography featuring 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 where it also won Best New Play and Patron’s Pick. It was subsequently produced at the Theatre Centre in Sept 2017.

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE, MATURE THEMES


Venue

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

Tickets

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


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


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Accessibility

  • The front door to the building is automated and has a ramp.

  • Accessible Washroom located in Main Lobby near the Humanities Theatre.

  • Guide dogs or other service animals, including service animals in training, are welcome to accompany patrons to a performance.  Please advise Green Light Arts (carin@greenlight-arts.com, 226-444-8011) when you purchase your tickets.

  • We welcome all patrons with disabilities, and those who are accompanied by a support person.  Support persons accompanying a ticket holder with a disability will be provided with a complimentary ticket. Please contact Managing Director, Carin Lowerison to arrange (carin@greenlight-arts.com, 226-444-8011)

CLICK HERE for complete information on Accessible Features at the Hagey Hall for the Humanities

Parking

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Lot C — pay and display, $5.00 (credit/coins)
Lot H — weeknights and weekends only, $5.00 (credit only)
Accessible Parking — designated spots in Lots C and H. Also found between the Library and the Modern Languages (ML) Building, accessed off the Ring Road, $5.00 (coins)

Grand River Transit

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


Funders / Partners