The Meeting

Rated 4.0

Simply staged and expertly acted, this is one of the best Celebration Arts productions in recent memory. James Wheatley directs this one-act drama smartly and with real respect for playwright Jeff Stetson’s story about a fictional 1965 meeting of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Not much action takes place, but the growing respect each man shows for the other as they debate their very different approaches to the same problems of black disenfranchisement and the struggle for equality is powerful. Th, F, Sa 8pm; Su 2pm. Through 3/18. Celebration Arts, 4469 D Street; (916) 455-2782; J.C.