by Chris Davis
The Hattiloo Theatre is staging Who Will Bell the Cat? a new play created for the Benjamin Hooks Institute.
The play, written and directed by the Hattiloo's founding Executive Director Ekundayo Bandele is a one-act retrospective of Hooks' life. Bandele describes it as "a telling recount of this pioneer's struggles as well as his accomplishments."
The play is part of a celebration of Hooks' life and accomplishments leading up to the Orpheum's red carpet premiere of the documentary Duty of the Hour, April 20.
Who Will Bell the Cat?—- Wednesday, April 18th, at 6:30 p.m., at the University of Memphis in the University Center Theatre, Tickets $10