The WordPlayers of Knoxville will bring an original production, “The Ends We Seek,” to all four Walters State Community College campuses during February.
This one-act play with music by Ethan Norman, is a work of historical fiction, which moves between actual events in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The play vividly and powerfully illustrates how major historical events -- Lincoln’s election and Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the movement for civil rights inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- impacted the lives of ordinary individuals and families.
With sharp dialogue, inspired by true stories, and with captivating musical interludes, “The Ends We Seek” personalizes and humanizes the experience of ordinary people swept up in the events of history.
Supported by an Arts Builds Communities Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission through the Arts and Culture Alliance, The WordPlayers’ 15th Annual Black History Show Tour will have 14 performances in 12 different venues across eight counties.
The Walters State performances will be:
Feb. 16, Walters State – Claiborne County, Auditorium, 1325 Claiborne St., Tazewell, TN, 2:00 PM
Feb. 17, Walters State – Morristown, Lyceum, 500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy., Morristown, TN, 6:10 PM
Feb. 21, Walters State – Greeneville, Lyceum, 221 N. College St., Greeneville, TN, 6:10 PM
Feb. 22, Walters State – Sevier County, CAPE 104, 1720 Old Newport Hwy., Sevierville, TN, 4:00 PM