A King‘s Story” is an original student play about a fictional incident set against the backdrop of the real events of August 12 in Charlottesville.
It is a story of James King, a black teen killed by a white police officer. Elijah, James’ best friend, tells the story in hip-hop narrative, incorporating the perspectives of parents, peers and community members.
A KING’S STORY
WRITTEN BY: Josh St. Hill
DIRECTED BY: Amaya Wallace
- Sunday, January 7, 2018
- In the Gibson Theatre
- 7:30 PM
- Pay What You Can – Reservations available online. Proceeds will benefit Monticello Drama
Monticello High School Drama Leader Madeline Michel says, “It is an honor to have been invited to showcase Josh St. Hill’s award-winning play at Live Arts, directed by senior Amaya Wallace. This play is a work of fiction rooted in reality. It explores racism and the events of August 12 in Charlottesville from the perspective of students, teachers, the community and the media.”
The play will be followed by a talkback with the playwright and director.