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Guthrie Theater’s ‘The Parchman Hour’ packs powerful, relevant civics lesson

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The cast of “The Parchman Hour” at the Guthrie Theater. (Photo by Dan Norman) By DOMINIC P. PAPATOLA / SPECIAL TO THE PIONEER PRESS October 10, 2016 at 4:04 pm At first glance, there is a kind of sterility about the Guthrie Theater’s production of “The Parchman Hour.” The flat, angled, imposing, off-white surfaces — […]

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Powerful ‘Parchman Hour’ at the Guthrie tells story of Freedom Riders

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PHOTOS BY DAN NORMAN The cast of the Guthrie Theater’s The Parchman Hour, written by Mike Wiley and directed by Patricia McGregor. Scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Katherine O’Neill, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang and projection design by Tom Mays. October 1 – November 6, 2016 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at […]

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The Parchman Hour At The Guthrie

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‘We were immortal’: Another era when black lives mattered gives birth to Guthrie’s ‘Parchman Hour’ The Guthrie’s “Parchman Hour” hopes to inspire a new generation with songs and tales of civil rights. By Rohan Preston Star Tribune | OCTOBER 6, 2016 – 3:58PM RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER, STAR TRIBUNE  The cast of the The Parchman Hour […]

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Emmett Till movie filmed in NC

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“Dar He” tells the story of Emmett Till, a 14 year old boy murdered in Mississippi in 1955. It was filmed entirely in North Carolina. See review here  

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One’s a Crowd

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American Theatre Mike Wiley – One’s a Crowd He’s a solo actor who plays all the parts— including booker, tour manager and, above all, showman. Versatility has been the hallmark of North Carolina actor Mike Wiley’s career. “As a performer, I’ve always thought of myself as a Swiss Army knife,” Wiley chuckles. “If there was […]

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