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World Premiere: The Ghost of King

World Premiere: The Ghost of King

  • The Flax Building, 1501 Martin Luther King jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
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FREE tickets
to the public for opening weekend! Thanks to the generous support of the Activate Oakland grant. Find the FREE tickets for June 6, 7 and 8 performances and add them to your cart and check out. Must secure tickets in advance!

Subject to availability — shows may sell out.

Created by and featuring Michael Wayne Turner III

Following the sold-out run of Hat Matter: Thoughts of a Black Mad Hatter in 2022 (a show currently on its way to performances Off-Broadway and in London!), OTP is thrilled to stage the World Premiere of Michael Wayne Turner III’s new, one-of-a-kind meditation on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—The Ghost of King.

This one-person theatrical tour-de-force takes as its starting point a haunting and oft overlooked statement by King: “Until we commit ourselves to ensuring that the underclass is given justice and opportunity, we will continue to perpetuate the anger and violence that tears the soul of this nation. I fear I am integrating my people into a burning house.”

Incorporating poetry, spoken word, and excerpts of King’s speeches, Michael Wayne Turner III spins these threads into an exuberant, life-affirming and provocative theatrical event not to be missed.

This event is sponsored by the Activate Oakland Event Sponsorship Program.

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Event Info

  • Dates: 6/6/2024, 6/7/2024
  • Location: Oakland Theater Project
  • Address: The Flax Building, 1501 Martin Luther King jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Price: Free
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