A native of San Francisco, Glover attended San Francisco State College and trained at the Black Actors` Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. He first merited national attention in the New York production of Athol Fugard`s “Master Harold and the Boys.” He has garnered rave reviews for his roles in “The Color Purple,” “Dreamgirls,” “Grand Canyon,” “To Sleep With Anger” and the “Lethal Weapon” series. In recognition of his lifetime dedication to public service, Glover was honored with the 2003 NAACP Chairman`s Award. In 2006, he captured Director`s Guild of America honors for his contributions to film and television.
Felix Justice grew up in Florence, S.C., and studied theater in both San Francisco and New York. His one-man Martin Luther King, Jr., show, “Prophecy in America,” premiered in 1981 at San Francisco`s Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and subsequently toured throughout the United States and Africa. Friends since first meeting as struggling Bay area actors years ago, Danny Glover and Felix Justice have honed a stellar performance that stems from a long history of friendship and mutual respect, both on- and offstage.
IN CONVERSATION: In discussing the importance of arts in education, they examine the intersections of Art, Culture and Activism. Using examples from their lives and some of the great works of literature, both men bring to life their devotion to the education of young people and the inspiration of the next generation of leaders in the world.
“An Evening with Martin & Langston” draws audiences inside the worlds of two of the greatest orators of the 20th century: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Langston Hughes. The evening begins with Justice`s critically acclaimed portrayal of Dr. King; through the words of his most memorable speeches, Justice transforms into the legendary civil-rights leader, recreating the power of the man and his message. Justice then introduces “an old friend of mine I think you may have heard of,” and Glover enters the stage to bring to life the words and poetry of Langston Hughes. Accompanied by readings of his work, Glover portrays one of the great American writers in modern history.
Following their respective performances, Justice joins Glover on stage for a question-and-answer session to complete an evening that is memorable, heart-felt and not to be missed. To quote The Los Angeles Times: “The entire program turned out to be all about dreams…”