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Danny Glover and Felix Justice to Perform at Eastern

Written by Jack Meltzer

 

  Glover_Justice_updated_500x365.JPGWillimantic, CT --  Award-winning actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice will perform at Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium. 

             "An Evening with Martin and Langston" is Glover and Justice's two-man presentation; Glover portrays literary giant Langston Hughes while Justice brings to life the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Following the performance, the two will be available for questions and answers.   The Glover/Justice event wraps up Eastern's Ninth Annual Arts and Lecture Series. 

            Glover and Justice have been performing "An Evening with Martin and Langston" for more than 10 years.  Glover, who made his acting debut in 1979,  has acted in more than 50 films, made numerous televison appearances and has lent his voice to many commercial spots.  He is most famous for his roles in the "Lethal Weapon" series and for his leading role in the movie " The Color Purple." 

            Glover is the recipient of a number of awards, including the lifetime achievement award at the 2003 Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival.  He also is a political and civil rights acivist, and in 2003, was honored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) when the organization presented him its prestigious Chairman's Award.  Glover has received five NAACP awards for acting. 

            Justice, who is most recognized for his theatre work, has been acting for more than 30 years, and is most recogniozed for his 1981 on-stage performance in "Prophecy in America," a one-man show depicting the life of Dr. King.   He has also performed in theatre productions of "Blues for Mr. Charlie, "Henry V" and the "River Niger."

             Tickets for "An Evening with Martin and Langston" are $10 for the general public.  To purchase tickets, call (860) 465-0036 or e-mail tickets@easternct.edu.  For more information about other upcoming Arts and Lecture Series events, visit www.easternct.edu/artsandlecture.

 

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