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Story of civil rights heroes dramatized at Charlotte’s MLK holiday breakfast

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  BY TIM FUNK tfunk@charlotteobserver.com The accent was on both the past and the future Monday when about 1,300 people gathered at the Charlotte Convention Center for the McCrorey YMCA’s 23rd annual Martin Luther King holiday breakfast. North Carolina-based actor-playwright-director Mike Wiley took the crowd back to 1961, with “Breach of Peace,” a powerful one-man […]

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The Guthrie Theater presents THE PARCHMAN HOUR

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  Previews begin Saturday, October 1; Opening on Friday, October 7;  Playing through Sunday, November 6, 2016 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater   Minneapolis/St. Paul—The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, Artistic Director) announced casting for its production of The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders. This acclaimed ensemble piece, […]

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Wiley brings ‘Blood’ to Thalian

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By Bob Workmon StarNews Correspondent Mike Wiley got his master’s degree in theater from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004. It was the same year that “Blood Done Sign My Name,” Tim Tyson’s searing examination of the events that led to the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, N.C., […]

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