The Seat Next To The King

FRINGE HIT TAKES A KING-SIZED SEAT AT THE THEATRE CENTRE

 

The Seat next To The King - Promo

 

In September of 1964, a chance meeting between two men – one white and one black – reveals the bond they share and the ties connecting them to America’s most powerful leaders in playwright Steven Elliott Jackson’s stirring THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING. After a sold-out Toronto Fringe run, director Tanisha Taitt’s acclaimed production of Jackson’s prize-winning play makes its highly anticipated return in a Minmar Gaslight Production in association with The Theatre Centre.

Behind the door of a public washroom in a Washington, D.C. park, two lives linked to the country’s most influential figures collide when a white man seeking a sexual encounter meets a black male stranger. Winner of the 2017 Toronto Fringe New Play contest and a festival Patrons’ Pick, this affecting work of historical fiction tackles race, sex, identity, and the cost of reconciling each for two disparate human beings with a shared innate need. The Seat Next To The King features blistering, soulful performances by gifted newcomers Kwaku Okyere and Conor Ling, with lighting design by Brandon Goncalves.

Show Dates & Times:

Previews

Sept 17th @ 2:30pm

Sept 19th @ 8:30pm

Opens

Sept 20th @ 8:30pm

Runs to October 1st

(Tues – Sat @ 8:30pm, Sat & Sun matinees @ 2:30pm)