Critical Eye

City plays role in story of Marshall

May 11, 2008|By Mary Carole McCauley | Mary Carole McCauley,Sun theater critic

New York -- From a second-floor classroom in the Baltimore school called Colored High, a teenage Thurgood Marshall watched white officers beat up black prisoners. But that's also the place where the budding civil rights activist first memorized the U.S. Constitution.

It was on a Baltimore trolley car that the youth was called a racial slur, took a swing at the white man who had insulted him, and was arrested.

On stage Thurgood, through July 20 at the Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., New York. 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $71.50-$151.50. 800-432-7250 or www.telecharge.com.

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