Loving and Loving

‘Tell the court I love my wife, and it’s just unfair that I can’t live with her in Virginia.
-Richard Loving, 1967


PLG Arts Theater presents a staged reading of the new play

Written by PLG resident Beto O’Byrne
Developed with PLG resident Meropi Peponides
Directed by Tamilla Woodard

Sunday, April 9 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)
KD’s 408 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

“I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry…. I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.”
-Mildred Loving, 2007

Loving and Loving is inspired by the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from rural Virginia who were arrested in 1958 for the crime of being married. Their decade-long legal struggle resulted in a landmark civil rights case decided in 1967, which upheld their right to live as husband and wife and struck down all remaining state bans on interracial marriage. Beginning in the present day and delving into the historically rich 1950’s – 60’s, Loving and Loving looks at this nearly 50-year old story from a 21st Century perspective, exploring the enduringly complex nature of intimacy, identity, and the impact of the law on our most personal decisions.

Produced in association with Radical Evolution

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