Augusta play to honor MLK opens this weekend

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - One local organization is putting on a play and organizers said they hope it will get minorities talking about how they view each other.

The play is called "What Black Folk Say About Black Folk" and the Augusta Mini-Theater said it's dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The play was first written and performed 10 years and will example how individuals are still judged by skin color, background, religion and appearance.

"Some of us are saying these same kind of things about each other that the (slave) masters said to and about us," Tyrone Butler, founder and director of Augusta Mini-Theater. "What we're trying to do, we're trying to show that what we say negatively about each other is false."

The play will open this Friday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. The show will also be on Saturday (Jan. 18), Sunday (Jan. 19) and Monday (Jan. 20) at 3 and 8 p.m.

Other show dates are: Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.; Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.; Jan. 25 and Feb. 15 and 16 at 3 and 8 p.m.

Admission is $13 for adults, $10 for students and children ages 2 to 18 and $8.50 per child in a group of 10 or more.

The theater is located at 2548 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 706-722-0598.

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