Who:  The Ohio State University at Lima
What: 
A Killing in Choctaw
When:
 12:30 p.m., Jan. 25, 2005
Where: 
Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts
Contact: 
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284
 

For information, contact

Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

 

For Immediate Release

January 4, 2005

One man show to highlight Performing Arts and Lecture Series

The Ohio State University and the James A. Rhodes State College will present “A Killing in Choctaw: A One-Man Show by Carl Ray,” at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall. The event is free and open to the public as part of the Performing Arts and Lecture Series.

“A Killing in Choctaw” is a one-man, two-act play of tragedy and forgiveness written and performed by Carl Ray. The play chronicles his life growing up in Alabama where in 1962 he was severely beaten for being disrespectful because he said “yes” and “no” to a white man instead of “yes, sir” and “no, sir.” He then had to watch as his father was murdered. In the play, Ray takes the audience through his personal agony of withstanding a Jim Crow trial, harassment by the Ku Klux Klan, a bout with polio and more. More information about the play and his experiences is available at his website www.carlraye.com. Clicking anywhere on that page will take you to his homepage.

Ray has been an engineer, taxi driver, civil rights speaker and stand up comedian.

More information on the Performing Arts and Lecture Series calendar will be available as the quarter progresses.

All PALS events are free and open to the public. For information, contact the Box Office at (419) 995-8382.

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