Posted on:April 7, 2014
SELMA ‘65 a new play by award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux will receive its world premiere from September 26th to October 12th, 2014 at La MaMa in New York City. SELMA ‘65 is based in part on events surrounding Viola Liuzzo, a white civil rights activist shot dead after the Selma Voting March, and Tommy Rowe, an informant for the FBI who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan responsible for shooting her. Actress/activist Marietta Hedges will play both Viola Liuzzo and Tommy Rowe. Eleanor Holdridge will direct. Suttirat Larlarb, the costume designer for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, the London Olympics, as well as for Filloux’s award-winning play EYES OF THE HEART will do the costume design.
With the recent Supreme Court Decision, virtually gutting the Voting Rights Act, the play is extremely topical. Filloux will work with Still Writers in a Storm in Bushwick, Brooklyn on a SELMA '65 Community Voting Rights Project in September, 2014.
First Floor Theatre at La MaMa
September 25 – October 12, 2014
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm
74A East 4th Street (between 2nd Avenue & The Bowery)