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Dee Dee Batteast and the cast of "The Parchman Hour" make a ruckus as the heroic 1961 Freedom Riders (photo by Jon Gardiner)

“The Parchman Hour” Is an Episodic But Eloquent 50th-Anniversary Tribute to the 1961 Freedom Riders

“The Parchman Hour” by Mike Wiley is an eloquent tribute on the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides; but it lacks the focus and intensity of Wiley’s wonderful one-man shows, such as “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till” and “One Noble Journey.”

Mike Wiley's latest docudrama "The Parchman Hour" runs Oct. 26-Nov. 13

PlayMakers Repertory Company Will Stage the World Premiere of “The Parchman Hour” by Mike Wiley

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present world premiere of The Parchman Hour: The Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders, a stirring docudrama with music written and directed by Mike Wiley, on Oct. 26-30 and Nov. 1-6 and 8-13 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina’s Center for Dramatic Art. According… Read More ›