Ok, this is a really really rough draft. I am thinking about using this is an opener. What do u think?
The audience is silent as the slides begin. Images of lynchings cover the walls. Suddenly, the music starts. As Mahilia Jackson sings Onward Christian Solider, a dancer wearing a white robe marches onto the stage carrying a bible. I could sense the uneasiness in the theater. People were upset and horrified that this type of work would be allowed in the show. I among them wondered how this piece ever made it to the stage. It seem to go on for an hour, but after twelve minutes of brutal images, bloody hands, and the destruction of a bible it was over.