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Walk Tall
Tangent Gallery & Hastings Street Ballroom
Detroit, MI
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Walk Tall
This play addresses issues of "due process", a synonym for  "fundamental fairness".  Rev. James L. Meyer, (still) a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, challenged his pastor in order to effect fundamental and systemic changes in the Church structure and how it conducts its "business".

WALK TALL illuminates all of these issues, through song and drama. It opens with a street scene in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Phil Ochs leads the song and dance of the idealistic college student supporters of Senator Eugene McCarthy, the peace candidate. The police attack.  Fr. Meyer and Dick Gregory enter dialog before they are arrested.  

This is the thrust of the recently completed play WALK TALL, written and directed by Aaron Thomas Timlin after six years of gestation. The title comes from a Cannonball Adderley song of the same name. Jesse Jackson asserts in his introduction to the music: "When you have real change... the most important thing, no matter how dreary the situation is and how difficult it may be... you have to WALK TALL ..."

Walk Tall opens May 8 and runs through May 11th at Tangent Gallery & Hastings Street Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit
(313) 873-2955
Lighted and guarded parking

May 8th- 10th show stars at 7:30pm

May 11th show starts at 2:00pm

$20 advanced adult; $15 youth

$15 group of 10 or more

Featuring an all star cast:

In Order of Appearance

Anton Bassey as Dick Gregory
Jaclyn Strez
Anthony Scamihorn
Alan Madlane
Dante' Jones as Jesse Jackson and Malcolm X
Matthias J Schneider
Dennis Kleinsmith
Tim Stone as Phil Ochs
Katie Galazka
Sara Kline
Dan Finn
Dave John Davies
Marcus Elliot as Cannonball Adderley  
John Douglas as Nat Adderley
Michael Malis as Joe Zawinul
Josef Deas as Victor Gaskin
Matthew Daher as Roy McCurdy
Andy Gaitens as Father Meyer
Nicholas Pobutsky
Jillian Wills
Maia McGillis
Mike McGettigan
Dave Lawson as Pete Seeger
Katy Kujala
Kristin Dawn-Dumas
Indigo Colbert
Angela Roberts-Johnson
Mona Lucius
DeVaughn Cone



Tangent Gallery & Hastings Street Ballroom (View)
715 E Milwaukee
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

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Film > Premiers
Music > All Ages
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Other > Spiritual

Minimum Age: 5
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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