On May 14, 19 and 22, “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X” will be performed.
The performances will detail different aspects of X’s life, from his boyhood in Lansing to his conversion to Islam, and even his assassination.
Christopher Davis’s interpretation of the activists’ life will be accompanied by Anthony Davis’s score and Thulani Davis’s libretto. Robert O’Hara is the director of the production.
“As the creators of an opera that was ground-breaking nearly 40 years ago, we are having the chance to see the work realized in a newly dynamic way with its strengths weighed before a new generation,” says librettist Thulani Davis.