Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the course of American history and remains one of the country’s most revered and iconic leaders. Set over the final 36 hours of Dr. King’s life, I Dream celebrates the man, his inner struggles and the movement he championed. This very human story looks back on the early days of the movement that would reshape America and transform the preacher from Atlanta into an American icon. I Dream, the “rhythm & blues opera” by Douglas Tappin, is being produced for the 50th commemoration of Dr. King’s assassination and coincides with the 55th anniversary of his historic March on Washington. Using opera, jazz and popular musical styles, composer/librettist Tappin honors the man and the who became almost mythical in his pursuit of a dream.