The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared—is brought to vivid, lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley’s new play. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America’s most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s. 

Major production support for Marcus Gardley’s X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation is provided by The Roy Cockrum Foundation, The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund, The Howard Gilman Foundation and numerous other generous individual and institutional supporters.