Behind the Story of PARCHMAN HOUR

Acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley has spent the last decade fulfilling his mission to bring educational theatre to young audiences and communities across the country. Through his performances, Wiley has introduced countless students and communities to the legacies of Emmett Till, Henry “Box” Brown and more.

The Parchman Hour is a call to action for all those willing to speak truth to power.” - Mike Wiley

Learn more about Mike Wiley, the 1961 Freedom Riders, and his journey to create the show by watching the video below:

THE PARCHMAN HOUR runs October 25-November 12 at the historic Wells Theatre. For tickets and information, visit