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I Am a Man

The Memphis sanitation workers’ strike of 1968 might not seem like likely theatrical material, but I Am a Man, a docudrama by Oyamo presented by Subversive Theatre, is powerful and moving. The play tells the story of a labor action that was punctuated by the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The production features Pete Johnson, Ernest “Buzzy” Griffin, Harold Luther White, Lawrence Rowswell, Jack Agugliaro, Leon S. Copeland, Jr., Brandon Williamson, Shanntina Moore, Tom Izard, India Moss, and Chantal Sade Dubose, and has been artfully directed by Annette Daniels-Taylor, who makes compelling use of shadow and video footage in the technologically challenging show. The production continues through February 5 at the Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Avenue, third floor (408-0499).

Also in this week's Theater Week: Anita Bryant Died For Your Sins, Gutenberg the Musical & [Title of Show], Third