Mike Wiley Productions: DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till
February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
In honor of Black History Month, the Friday Center for Continuing Education proudly presents a live, online theatrical performance presented by acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley. Crafted from the public record, his one-man, multiple-character performance of Dar He offers a transfixing dramatization of the historic interviews and events surrounding the lynching and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till.
Wiley has a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a 2017 recipient of UNC’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, which recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to humanity. In 2010 and 2014, Wiley served as the Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to his numerous school and community performances, he has appeared on The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, National Geographic Channel and been featured in Our State magazine, PBS’ North Carolina Now and WUNC’s The State of Things.
The event will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2021, 3-4:30 p.m. The performance will be from 3-4, and there will be a 30-minute Q+A to follow. Make sure to register for the online event below.