‘The King & I’ set for Sept. 7


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The Rock of Our Salvation Church will host a production of the play, “The King & I (the Story of Esther)…For Such A Time As This,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Kehrein Center for the Performing Arts, 5628 W. Washington, in the Austin neighborhood.
The Story of Esther, from the biblical account in the Old Testament, is a powerful love story about faithfulness, courage and strength. It describes the tale of the heart of a King, the soul of a Queen and the impact both played in the building of a nation. It is beautifully written and directed by notable, local talent Tashika L. Benson and well suited exactly for, “Such A Time As This”.
Ms. Benson’s inspired adaptation of this play adds to her 15 year professional acting career. Her credits include the role of “Cellie” in “The Color Purple” which she toured with John Ruffin and Theatre 47 for 3 years. She was nominated once for a BTA Award for this performance and again for her role in “Dream Girls”. Tashika now writes and directs her own productions and we are thrilled to welcome her as Rock Church’s first theatre event performed at the new Kehrein Center.
The 960-seat Kehrein Center for the Performing Arts is located at 5628 W. Washington Ave. The center formally opened earlier this year after a $4.6 million renovation and serves both Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School and The Rock of our Salvation Church.
Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets, tinyurl.com/y5pdyogh. For group rates call Sheila Anderson at 708-244-2626.