People of Faith, People of Change

Date(s) - Feb 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

John Henry: An American Legend who died with his hammer in his hand. His story is our story. Please join us on February 12, 2017, for a special panel discussion immediately following the 3 p.m. performance, “People of Faith, People of Change.” The Hiawatha Project with a diverse panel of local religious leaders will explore faith teachings on social and racial justice. How can our hearts lead us to justice? John Henry: Mechanics of a Legend melds the language of mechanics, century old ballads and primary historical records to explore the legend of John Henry. A diverse team of artists joins forces with theater making company, Hiawatha Project, to measure the myth, the man, and the machine, revealing a poetic and dangerous truth inside the machinations of history.

February 9-18, 2017, at the August Wilson Center. Group and student discounts available. Online:, Phone: 412-456-6666.