Piedmont Arts presents Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till

Venue
Rives Theatre
Address
215 E. Church Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
Region Southern Virginia
Locality Martinsville City
Date(s)/Time:
Monday, February 02, 2015 (7:00 PM)
Piedmont Arts: (276) 632-3221
Email bmoore@piedmontarts.org
Website www.piedmontarts.org

In 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train and into a world he could never understand—a world of thick color lines, of hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos.

This one-man play featuring actor and playwright Mike Wiley chronicles the story of Till's life and death and of the subsequent trial that helped invite the Civil Rights movement.

Wiley's play is based on historic interviews by Look Magazine journalist William Bradford Huie and conversations with those, including with Emmett Till's mother, who were caught up in the events that led to Till’s devastating fate.

Please note: The location of this event has been changed from the Black Box Theatre to Rives Theatre. The date and time remain the same.



Admission Fee: $15

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Last Updated: 1/13/2015 3:46 PM
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