The Meeting play spotlights Civil Rights leaders Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A poster for The Meeting play shows Malcolm X and Dr. Luther King Jr.

Reserve free tickets for Feb. 10 performance and post-event discussion

Madison College’s Division of College Culture and Climate presents The Meeting by Jeff Stetson - a powerful and compelling play about the imaginary meeting of two of the most important people of modern times: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

While leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, there is no record of the two historical figures ever having a conversation. And so, traveling back to the 1960s, following the notorious attack on Malcolm X’s home, this play pits together each leader’s values, philosophies, intention, and experiences as it explores what that conversation would be like. The Meeting, brought to life by the Nobleman Theater Troupe, is a rhetorically riveting theatrical experience to enlighten, spark discourse, and challenge viewer’s perspectives.

This experience includes a rendition of the Black National Anthem, a discussion with community leaders and the play’s cast post-performance, and online discussion.

The Meeting promotional photo shows two actors on stage.

Milwaukee-based Nobelman Theatre Troupe, a traveling performance art company that create theater experiences for teenage to adult audiences, will bring "The Meeting" to Madison College's Mitby Theatre on Feb. 10. The troupe's programming and productions are grounded in the belief that to be noble is to deepen community bonds and inspire new audiences through a commitment to their core values. These include accessibility, collaboration, quality, and opportunity. With these values in mind, they will create space for new works, existing plays, interdisciplinary showcases, theater training, and more.

Event details

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, during Black History Month. 
Two performances: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Mitby Theater, located on the first floor of the Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright St., Madison, WI 
Free admission. Tickets are required and can be reserved here.


Join community leaders and the play’s cast after each performance. The talkback will include the following community leaders:

2 PM- Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, State Representative Sheila Stubbs; City of Madison Common Council Alderman 2015-2023, Vice-President 2018-2019, President 2020-2021 Sherri Harris; Superintendent Verona Area School District Superintendent Dr. Tremayne Clardy; Alderman Barbara Harrington-McKinney

7 PM- Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett; Director of Department of Civil Rights Norman Davis; Alderman Sabrina Madison; District 33 Supervisor Dana Pellebon; Alderman Charles Myadze; Founder & CEO of Black Men Coalition of Dane County Corey Marionneauz