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Due to weather concerns and for the safety of our attendees, the time of Mike Wiley; Fire of Freedom has been moved to 4:00 pm.

Mike Wiley is the NC-based playwright and actor whose distinctive original works in documentary theatre, film, and performances have been acclaimed across America and abroad. Wiley’s impressive one-man “casts” sometimes introduce dozens of characters during the course of a single play. Morphing between characters of multiple races, young to old, man to woman, his gripping stories enlighten and inspire audiences of every age to apply history’s lessons to the gripping issues of today.

Fire of Freedom recounts the remarkable, story of Abraham Galloway, a slave who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Galloway became one of the first black men elected to the North Carolina legislature. Long hidden from history, Galloway’s story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us.

This riveting portrait, adapted by playwright Howard Craft, illuminates Galloway’s life and deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South.

“A marvel to watch…” Robert McDowell, Triangle Theatre Reviews

“More than mere versatility… It’s virtuosity.” American Theatre Magazine

Prime $30 / Choice $25 / Student $10 – Tickets go on sale August 1, 2023

Mike Wiley; Fire of Freedom has been supported by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc. and Season Media Underwriter Big Radio, with additional support from David & Julie Buchanan, Hans & Bobbie Bernet, Barb Woodriff & Pete Guenther, Robert Beck & Heidi Carvin, Jean Busker, Horst & Mary Alice Hart, Merrilee Pickett & Tom Heine, Robert & Nan Rudd, Deb Thompson, Chuck & Chris Wellington, Barb Woodriff & Pete Guenther

This production of  Mike Wiley’s Fire of Freedom is supported in part by an Gig Grant by Arts Midwest

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