Darryl Van Leer


DUBUQUE, IOWA (February 11, 2020) — University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues season three of its BITE Size Series with Darryl Van Leer Presents The Norm of Greatness: A Tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr at 7:30PM, Monday, March 16, and 3:30PM Tuesday, March 17, in Babka Theatre.

BITE stands for Babka Intimate Theatre Experiences. The series of events showcase one-person or small cast performances in the intimate setting of Heritage Center’s black box venue. With maximum capacity of about 200, Babka Theatre offers general admission and stadium-style seating.

Based on the essential writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Norm of Greatness: A Tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr opens with narration describing the tribulations of the Montgomery bus boycott. King’s testimony of these events is given in the passionate sermon “Early Days.” The performance also includes “I Have A Dream,” “The Drum Major Instinct,” “The Eulogy,” and “I See the Promise Land.”

Van Leer has been captivating audiences for more than 20 years with his one-man dramatizations that he writes, directs, and produces. He has performed at over 300 universities in the United States and has been honored with awards from the National Association for Campus Activities and Campus Activities Today.

A Q&A discussion with Van Leer follows the performance.

Tickets for Darryl Van Leer Presents The Norm of Greatness: A Tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr can be purchased 10AM-5PM, Monday through Friday, at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter. General Public: $20 in advance, $25 day of show; Alumni, Military, and Veterans: $16 in advance, $21 day of show; Children and Students: $9 in advance, $14 day of show

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