Sunday, November 30, 2014

Why pay money just to get mad?

I know, just watching TV news or reading the newspaper is enough to make you angry.  You don’t need anything else to fuel the fire.  Or do you?

I’m suggesting that you take a bold step next weekend, and spend ten dollars on a ticket for a program that’ll not only make you mad, but also change the way you think.  I’ll bet on it.

JUSTICE FOR MAURICE HENRY CARTER is a great stage play.  It’s going to be presented in the sanctuary of FERRYSBURG COMMUNITY CHURCH next Friday evening, December 5, at 7:30 PM.  And if you can’t get there then, there’ll be two repeat performances on Saturday the 6th at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.

On the surface, it might appear that playwrights Donald Molnar and Alicia Payne have simply used drama to paint a delightful love story about Maurice Carter and me.  If that’s all you get out of this, I’ll be terribly disappointed.

The playwrights, instead, have masterfully used music and the spoken word to convey a serious message of injustice.  It’s a story that has no beautiful ending.  And the overriding problem that is the theme of the play is just as real today as it was when I innocently jumped into the middle of this fray in the mid 1900s.

If you leave angry, if you leave frustrated, if you leave with a clearer picture as to the deeper causes of riots over injustice, if you leave with a better understanding of the strong role a defense attorney must play, if you leave thinking that perhaps the cops and the prosecutors aren’t always right, if you decide that perhaps our daily news reports are not always telling the whole story…then it will have been worth it all!

I hope to meet you at the church.  Order your tickets now.

Then, when the dust settles, let’s talk again.

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