Dec 4, 2007


Oddfellows Playhouse will explore the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., in a free class for young people, ages 9-11, beginning in November. Taught by Dayna Snell, this class will prepare a presentation of King’s ongoing impact on our culture and perform it at Middletown’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21.

Dayna Snell is a member of the performing ensemble, Nzinga’s Daughters, and also directs the Youth and Mass Choir at Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church. Nzinga’s Daughters is a group of six women who are well-respected professional musicians. They accompany their primarily a cappella sound with traditional drum and hand percussion and celebrate the history of African-Americans in a wide range of music. “Martin Luther King: A Celebration in Song and Prose” will use songs, poems, and speeches to send a message of hope and peace in modern Martin Luther King style.

Classes will meet Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm in November and December and on Tuesdays and Thursdays in January. Classes are held at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown.

For more information or to sign up for “Martin Luther King: A Celebration in Song and Prose” or request a brochure of 2007-2008 classes, call (860) 347-6143.