Theater Kevin Carr (Kevin Caraher) will perform in the one-man show ‘RFK Remembered’ Oct. 29-31; 753-7052. One of Indianapolis’ most memorable moments took place the evening Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. Robert F. Kennedy was here, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination. It fell to him to break the news of King’s death to a crowd of African-Americans and, in the process, diffuse what could easily have been an explosive situation. Speaking extemporaneously, Kennedy gave one of the great speeches of our time.
This incident serves as inspiration for a new one-man play, RFK Remembered, created and performed by local actor Kevin Caraher. RFK Remembered is a multimedia production utilizing historical photos and videos of Robert Kennedy, John Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Robert Kennedy’s political career is evoked through Kennedy’s own words, as taken from interviews, writings and speeches. The play is being produced by Indy’s Irish Fest and will be presented Oct. 29-31 at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and IHS members. For information call 753-7052 or 879-1328.