Carnegie Mellon University

Actor portraying Martin Luther King wears a suit and performs under blue lighting.

From Myth to Man, Martin Luther King, An Interpretation by Ira Knight

Join the Center on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. for "From Myth to Man: Martin Luther King, An Interpretation by Ira Knight."

Created and presented by Ira Knight—a playwright, producer, director, and author—this compelling and redefining one-man play features actor John Ivey as Martin Luther King.

A breathtaking performance that transforms the American civil rights and international human rights leader from mythical icon to authentic human being. From Myth to Man is an enlightening, thoughtful, and engaging presentation of the many complex facets of the man that are rarely exposed: human, father, husband, and brother.

This is not a mimicry, nor is it an impersonation effort. Rather, this original, thought-provoking performance inspires audiences to ask themselves the question, “What am I doing to make this world a better place?” Knight’s play is the archetype of bridge and mirror theater, or art that connects and reflect us as human beings. Following each performance, the Ira Knight and company welcomes questions and conversation with the audience.

This event has been rescheduled from January due to COVID-19 mitigations.

Register for the performance.