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• Themes from the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech will be performed by InterPlay Pittsburgh at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Alloy studios in Garfield.

These will involve improvisational performances by Soyinka Rahim, a performing artist from Oakland, Calif. InterPlay, and local troupe members.

Throughout the event, InterPlay forms will be used to warm up the audience and encourage participation in telling and moving to stories about our own hopes and dreams.

InterPlay is a global social movement dedicated to ease, connection, human sustainability and play, which was started in the San Francisco Bay area and has expanded to other cities.

Sheila Collins, director of InterPlay Pittsburgh, will provide a brief explanation of the evening's format along with a warm-up exercise for audience members. The audience will be asked to give the troupe themes related to King's legacy and vision that will then shape the music, storytelling and dance performances of Ms. Rahim and troupe members. Audience members also will learn a few brief InterPlay forms and be invited to participate.

The Alloy Studios are at 5530 Penn Ave. near Negley. Suggested donations are $10 for individuals and $15 for families. For information: 412-363-3000.

• PBS has put together a one-hour film "The March," about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, that will air 9 p.m. Tuesday on WQED-TV. It is narrated by actor Denzel Washington.

As part of this telecast, additional online content at www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/march-on-washington/short-story-vignettes/gallery includes interviews conducted with march participants by PBS member stations, including Pittsburgh's WQED. Local interviewees posted online include Phil Hallen, Paulette Potter and Sala Udin.


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