Discover the connection between Martin Luther King and Nina Simone in this new play from Dice Raw

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Roots-associated rapper Karl “Dice Raw” Jenkins is the writer and producer of this one-night-only re-enactment exploring a civil rights leader’s impact and a singer’s tribute to his work. A collaborative production between New Freedom Theatre and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The King of Love follows the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., jumping between his last speech and Nina Simone’s musical tribute to him, which she first performed only three days after his assassination. The event is part of Freedom Theater’s first Juneteenth Festival, which also includes a screening of the award-winning film Isaac Pope on June 23.

7 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 128 N. Broad St., $30, 888-802-8998, freedomtheatre.org