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A Different Christmas Carol- NC Arts Everyday

A Different Christmas Carol- NC Arts Everyday

Salisbury native David zum Brunnen stars in Dr. Elliot Engel’s The Night Before Christmas Carol on UNC-TV, Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. The program, filmed on location in the State Library Room of the State Capitol Building in Raleigh brings viewers into Charles Dickens’ study on Friday, Oct. 13, 1843 to reveal his writing process and inspirations for his work. Engel, a scholar, author and playwright combines history and humor to tell the tale. View of a clip of the EbzB production at http://ebzb.org/NBCC/NBCCPromo%20July2010.mp4.

About Dr. Elliot Engel

Review: War Bonds

The Citizen Times, Scottsville, Kentucky - November 25, 2010

War Bonds: A DIRECT HIT - The North Carolina based husband-wife professional theatrical team of David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt put on their nationally acclaimed show, "War Bonds," last Thursday at The Center for Courageous Kids. An event sponsored by the Allen County-Scottsville Arts Council in Kentucky.  With Ebhardt's Broadway caliber singing and zum Brunnen's oratory of original wartime letters from World War II veterans, War Bonds features the music and aura of history's greatest conflict.  The county's World War II veterans were admitted free to the dinner theater event.

Compliment: War Bonds

"War Bonds was a "BIG" hit in Scottsville, KY.  We had a sold out house and lots of WWII vets came and were honored.  It was fun for me to know the actors."  

 - Hannah Ryan, Presenter, Allen County-Scottsville Arts Council.

Jefferson Post - ‘Night Before Christmas Carol’ at Civic Center

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Jefferson Post - ‘Night Before Christmas Carol’ at Civic Center

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The Ashe Civic Center will come alive with the historically accurate and highly humorous theatre production of ‘The Night Before Christmas Carol’ on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Join your family and friends for the one night only performance and get into the holiday spirit.

Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night. On an evening in 1843 he creates his ghostly little classic, ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and seventeen familiar characters from the famous Christmas Carol. Renowned Dickens scholar, author, playwright and lecturer, Dr. Elliot Engel has crafted this entertaining work that complements the holiday season.


‘The Night Before Christmas Carol,’ sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council is presented by EbzB Productions. Founded in 1998 by Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen, EbzB is a North Carolina theatre company that specializes in s…

Beaufort County Now in Washington NC » Upon the Stage » A Dickens of a Time

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A Dickens of a Time Author: Wyatt Sanderman Day | Published: December 5th, 2010

    In just about 60 minutes at the Turnage Theater, Friday night, December 3, 2010, we got a glimpse of who Charles Dickens was, and what possessed him to create his Christmas opus, "A Christmas Carol." I sat transfixed in my seat in the balcony of the renovated former theater, mesmerized by the palpable presentation of the one act, one man play "A Night Before Christmas Carol."

    "A Night Before Christmas Carol" is the brainchild of Elliot Engel, Charles Dickens scholar, who is published extensively on the subject, and this Friday night, through the actor's guise of David Zum Brunnen, we got a certain taste of who the writer was, who he is in message. And with Charles Dickens, it was always about the message.

    This was the night that we got a triple dose of it all: A history / s…

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COMPLIMENT

David,

  Please excuse my tardiness in sending you this message.  The delay in no way reduces the absolute joy that I felt in your presentation of "War Bonds."  People throughout the community still stop me on the street and in the stores to express their gratitude for that evening.  The reporter from the local newspaper summed it up with these words, "Pure class!"  This was, undoubtedly, one of the best received presentations that our arts council has ever sponsored.  So, on behalf of the council and the staff at the Center for Courageous Kids, please accept our deepest gratitude for a magnificent performance.
   On a personal note, I sincerely appreciate your cooperative spirit and warm personalities.  It was a pleasure to work with you.  I hope to do it again. Blessings!

Ken Goforth
P. S.  Our ticket sales allowed us to give the camp over $2,000.00 as their part of the proceeds.

The Night Before Christmas Carol Airs On Stations Across America 2010/12/02

EbzB Productions’ The Night Before Christmas Carol Airing This Month On Public Broadcasting Stations Across America

EbzB Productions’ The Night Before Christmas Carol Airing This Month  On Public Broadcasting Stations Across America

Apex, NC
  - EbzB Productions is delighted to announce the national distribution and television broadcast of Dr. Elliot Engel’s The Night Before Christmas Carol featuring David zum Brunnen.  The program, distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), will air this month on public television stations across America. To view the promotional clip, please visit http://ebzb.org/NBCC/NBCCPromo%20July2010.mp4

The Night Before Christmas Carol was filmed on location in the State Library Room of the State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. Emmy Award winner, Scott H. Davis directs the film production. Stage Director: Serena Ebhardt; Director of Cinematography & Lighting: Warren Gentry; Production Crew: Jim Haverkamp, Don Mercz, and Marley Toben; Post-production editing: Warren Gentry & Associates, Inc.; Post-production sound mix: Ant…

'Night Before Christmas Carol' performance in Independence - Photo Gallery - KansasCity.com

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Jefferson Post - Holidays off to chilly start in WJ

Polking around | NewsChief.com

Victorian England comes to life in ‘Christmas Carol’ at Lawrence Public Library / LJWorld.com

The Night Before Christmas Carol Performance... - Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce

The Night Before Christmas Carol | Lawrence.com

The Night Before Christmas Carol - Lawrence Public Library - Kansas City - Events

Celebrating Dickens

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This holiday season, Mid-Continent Public Library is celebrating Charles Dickens with a special series of programs featuring his classic A Chirstmas Carol. The series includes library favorite David zum Brunnen's performance of A Night Before... A Christmas Carol, a lecture from Dickens scholar Dr. Elliot Engel, and a return to the area from Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens. The performances run November 29 - December 15. Registration is required for all events.
Night Before Christmas Carol Branch: Antioch
November 29, 2010 - 10:00am
Branch: Boardwalk
November 29, 2010 - 7:00pm Branch: Midwest Genealogy Center
November 30, 2010 - 10:00am Branch: Colbern Road
November 30, 2010 - 7:00pm
Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night. On this evening in 1843, he creates his holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol". Renowned Dickens scholar, author, playwright and lecturer, Elliot Engel has crafted a work that allows David zum Brunne…

Dickens event Dec. 9 at arts center - Lake Wales, Florida

http://www.lakewalesnews.com/articles/2010/11/24/entertainment/doc4cec255691ba0232790143.txt Dickens event Dec. 9 at arts center
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:08 AM EST The Lake Wales Arts Council, Inc. invitesarea residents to a holiday performance of “The Night Before Christmas Carol” on Dec. 9, at 7:30 pm.


Renowned Dickens scholar, author, playwright and lecturer, Dr. Elliot Engel has crafted this entertaining one-man work that has provided holiday family entertainment for thousands. The performance will be held in Updike Hall, Lake Wales Arts Center, 1099 SR 60 E, Lake Wales. Alone in his study, facing a deadline, Charles Dickens gets the idea for his famous holiday favorite. As the story emerges from his imagination, each of the characters comes to life in this witty and entertaining portrait of the writer creating one of the best-loved stories of all time.


Award-winning actor, David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and seventeen familiar characters …

Compliment: War Bonds, Helena, Arkansas

Dear David,

I don’t think you need me to tell you how much your concert was enjoyed.  I think the audience made their feelings known with their response.  The feedback we have had has been remarkable.  This is a note from one lady

Dear Committee, I noticed the listings of memorials in your program for the wonderful “War Bonds” show.  My husband Lt. Col. Earl J. Bass, died 30 September, 2010, he would have so enjoyed the evening.  Please include this WW11 Veteran in your next listing.  He is also known as a crop duster called Sam.  Please accept this check in gratitude for your wonderful concert.  Sincerely, Clara Bass.
It is so heartwarming to have a couple such as you and Serena, endeavor to bring to life through your show and the letters you have included in it, the bravery and and the soul of the young men and women who fight our wars.  Many of our veterans are old and feeble now, just shadows of their former selves, but your show gives them renewed vigor and a sense of pride that t…

Victorian England comes to life in ‘Christmas Carol’ at Lawrence Public Library

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/nov/21/victorian-england-comes-life-christmas-carol-lawre/
Victorian England comes to life in ‘Christmas Carol’ at Lawrence Public Library Staff report — Lawrence Journal-World November 21, 2010 Upcoming Event The Night Before Christmas Carol When: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Where: Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., LawrenceCost: FreeMore on this event.... The spirits of the holiday season will be in the air when EbzB Productions presents “The Night Before Christmas Carol” at 3 p.m. Nov. 28 at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Victorian England comes to life In this acclaimed one-man performance when the audience joins Charles Dickens in his study on Friday the 13th, 1843. David zum Brunnen portrays Dickens and 17 familiar characters as he re-enacts Dickens’ creation of the classic “A Christmas Carol.” Written by renowned Dickens scholar and author Eliot E…

UNC-TV ONLINE: What's On

UNC-TV ONLINE: What's On: "12/22 10:00 pm Night Before Christmas Carol UNC-TV
12/22 10:00 pm"

Night Before Christmas Carol - Ashe County Arts Council, NC

http://www.ashecountyarts.org/commprograms.htm Night Before Christmas Carol Friday, December 10, 2010 7:30 pm Ashe Civic Center
The Night Before Christmas Carol - Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night. On this evening in 1843 he creates his ghostly little classic,  A Christmas Carol. David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and seventeen familiar characters from the famous Christmas carol  Renowned Dickens scholar, author, playwright, and lecturer, Elliot Engel has crafted a work that is historically accurate, highly humorous. and full of Happy Holiday fun!

Night Before Christmas Carol - Turnage Theatre, Washington, NC

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Night Before Christmas Carol - Turnage Theatre, Washington, NC
http://turnagetheater.com/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=224&year=2010&month=12&day=03&Itemid=28 

Night Before Christmas Carol
DatesFrom Friday, December 03 2010, 8:00 PM
To Friday, December 03 2010, 10:00 PM "David [zum Brunnen] --  absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!"
  -- Cedric Charles Dickens
The Night Before Christmas Carol is a historically accurate and highly humorous holiday production by renowned Dickens Scholar, Elliot Engel.  It takes place in 1843 on the night that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous.  As he composes his winter morality tale, the audience gets a glimpse into the life of the real Dickens and his true inspirations.  
David zum Brunnen cleverly performs the role of Dickens and over seventeen Dickensian characters in this 90-minute performance.  His performance has been …

Night Before Christmas Carol - Smithville Library, MO

The Night Before Christmas Carol at the Smithville Library, MO
http://eventful.com/smithville_mo/events/night-before-christmas-carol-/E0-001-007159774-5

Night Before Christmas Carol Airs On Idaho Public Television

Night Before Christmas Carol - Milwaukee Public Television

The Night Before Christmas Carol Airs On Kentucky Educational Television

The Night Before Christmas Carol   Kentucky Educational Television
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DetailsEpisode description: Renowned Dickens scholar and author Dr. Eliot Engel, crafts this entertaining study of A Christmas Carol. Actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens - and 17 other familiar characters from the ghostly classic. [cc]
Rating: [TV-G] (General Audience)
TV ScheduleUpcoming Airdates:
KETKY: Wednesday, December 1 at 4:00 am ESTKETKY: Tuesday, December 14 at 4:00 am ESTKET2: Sunday, December 19 at 4:00 pm ESTKET: Tuesday, December 21 at 4:00 am ESTKETKY: Wednesday, December 22 at 4:00 am EST You can select your time zone if it's not EST. First aired: Wednesday, December 1, 2010(excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)
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The Night Before Christmas Carol Airs on KQED San Francisco, CA

The Night Before Christmas Carol Airs on KQED San Francisco, CAhttp://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=19459 Upcoming Broadcasts:
Duration: 57:29 CC STEREO TVG
Renowned Dickens scholar and author Dr. Eliot Engel, crafts this entertaining study that complements every holiday schedule. Filmed in the spirit of a classic BBC-style presentation, actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens -- and seventeen other familiar characters from the ghostly classic, A Christmas Carol. Channels and Airdates: KTEH
Mon, Dec 20, 2010 -- 7:00pmemail reminder
Tue, Dec 21, 2010 -- 1:00amemail reminder

EbzB's The Night Before Christmas Carol airs on Colorado Public Television

http://www.cpt12.org/tv_schedule/program_details.cfm?series_id=37243898
Night Before Christmas Carol, TheColorado Public Television Saturday, December 18 at 11:30 pm on Channel 12.1 Renowned Dickens scholar and author Dr. Eliot Engel, crafts this entertaining study that complements every holiday schedule. Filmed in the spirit of a classic BBC-style presentation, actor David zum ... [See more]Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens -- and seventeen other familiar characters from the ghostly classic, A Christmas Carol. Repeats Friday, December 24 at 6:00 pm   on Channel  12.2 Monday, December 27 at 1:00 am   on Channel  12.2

NETA Educational Services

EbzB's The Night Before Christmas Carol on Public Television: NETA Educational Services

War Bonds: Scottsville, KY

War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II | mymcpl.org - Mid-Continent Public Library

Community Faces | 'War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II' - Photo Gallery - KansasCity.com

Warfield Concerts announces lineup - Helena, AR - Helena Daily World

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The Blue Banner - Actor brings civil rights stories to life on stage

The Blue Banner - Actor brings civil rights stories to life on stage

Brown v. Board of Education
Written and Directed by Serena Ebhardt
Featuring Mike Wiley

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Featuring Mike Wiley
Written and Directed by Serena Ebhardt

The Wrights of Passage Takes Flight in Davie County, NC 10/14 - 15/2010

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N.C. Arts Council - Organizations Page

UNC Asheville events focus on race relations | citizen-times.com | Asheville Citizen-Times

A Creative Conversation in Chatham County

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Sanford Herald Article

Chatham arts council aims for more creativity in classrooms
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PITTSBORO — For some students, a lecture about the Civil Rights Movement or mathematical formulas isn’t enough to make the information stick. In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, the Chatham County Arts Council hopes to show the community that creativity and innovation in the classroom are keys to success.

ChathamArts, the Northwood Arts Education Foundation, the Northwood High School Arts Education Department and Americans for the Arts are partnering to host a Creative Conversation at 7 p.m. tonight. The organizations encourage arts leaders and community members to gather at Northwood High School’s Benjamin J. Lee Auditorium to discuss the importance of the arts in the community and in schools.

“Art is more than something that just hangs on the wall,” said Molly Matlock, executive director of ChathamArts. “It can challenge us to think and see in new ways.”

To kick off l…

NorthwoodArts

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NorthwoodArts: Celebrating … Enhancing … Educating


Join us for another exciting event—the Creative Conversation on Arts Integration, scheduled for 
Tuesday, October 5 at 7pm in the B. J. Lee Auditorium. NHSAEF, ChathamArts, & the 
NHS Arts Education department are partnering with Americans for the Arts to host this 
Emerging Arts Leader Creative Conversation in Pittsboro. Creative Conversations bring together 
local emerging arts leaders and community members to discuss issues regarding the arts in 
their communities. Creative Conversations are part of National Arts and Humanities Month 
programs coordinated by Americans for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. 
To attend, register online at http://bit.ly/bh5BnP
Our local Creative Conversation features an interactive discussion with very special guests 
EbzB Productions' Serena Ebhardt & David zum Brunnen. Teachers, parents, students,
artists and community members are all are invited to learn about Arts Integration—Wh…

EbzB on NCTC

Moving Right Along with EbzB

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Moving Right Along...

Arts News & NotesNews from NHSAEF & Beyond Moving Right Along… September 21, 2010 by ginaharrison For our next act, we’ve got an exciting program planned for October, National Arts and Humanities Month. It’s a collaborative effort and we hope to attract broad spectrum of the community …




Pittsboro, NC—NHS Arts Education Foundation, ChathamArts, and the NHS Arts Education department are partnering with Americans for the Arts to host an Emerging Leader Creative Conversation in Pittsboro on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Creative Conversations bring together local emerging arts leaders and community members to discuss issues regarding the arts in their communities. Creative Conversations are part of National Arts and Humanities Month programs coordinated by Americans for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. To attend, register online at http://bit.ly/bh5BnP
The local Creative Conversation features an interactive dis…

War Bonds: Park Forest, Illinois. November 9, 2010

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Creative Conversations with EbzB Productions

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You are invited to attend "Arts Integration: An InterACTive Discussion with EbzB Productions"

You are invited to attend "Arts Integration: An InterACTive Discussion with EbzB
Productions"

Go to http://artsactionfund.org/page/event/detail/jt5#rsvp to RSVP

Event Name Arts Integration: A Discussion with EbzB Productions

Description Northwood High School Arts Education Foundation and
ChathamArts will present a discussion about Arts Integration--What it
is, How it works, and How it can benefit students and teachers in
multiple disciplines, with special guests from EbzB Productions. EbzB
(theatre professionals and teaching artists Serena Ebhardt and David
zum Brunnen) "develop theatrical works that promote integrity, self-
discovery and positive transformation of individuals, artists,
audiences, and communities." They are recognized by the North Carolina
Arts Council Touring Artist Directory and in the South Carolina Arts
Commission AIE Roster of Approved Artists. Additionally, EbzB artists
have been trained by The Lincoln Center Institute and The John F…

NETA selects EbzB's Night Before Christmas Carol for distribution to Public Television

The National Educational Telecommunications Association, an organization connecting public television people and ideas since 1967, has selected EbzB Productions'film "The Night Before Christmas Carol" for distribution to Public Television.

The National Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association
that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. NETA connects people and ideas, by providing quality programming,educational resources, professional development, management support, and national representation.

The NETA Program Service wants to enrich public television by delivering one-of-kind documentaries and diverse informational series to every PTV station in the country.

EbzB Productions is honored to be selected for representation and distribution of the film version of The Night Before Christmas Carol by NETA.

EbzB Teaching Artist attends Lincoln Center Institute International Educator Workshop

Serena Ebhardt completed the Lincoln Center Institute International Educator Workshop in August 2010. This professional development for Teaching Artists benefits students whenever EbzB Productions leads workshops and residencies in schools. The training promotes teaching core curriculum through works of art.

Photo Shoot: In One Era and Out The Other

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See the rest of the photos from today's photo shoot at
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Photo Credit: Jodi Neely Wiley

EbzB Talent Featured in Minnow Media's "Harsh Ground, Holy Ground: The History of the Anglican Church in North Carolina"

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EbzB works with Warren Gentry & Associates on The Night Before Christmas Carol Film

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EbzB is delighted with the filming, editing and post production work by Warren Gentry & Associates of Elliot Engel's "The Night Before Christmas Carol."  If you have an opportunity to work with these fine film artists, do it!

EbzB filmed in the State Library Room of the Capitol building in Raleigh, NC.
http://www.nchistoricsites.org/capitol/stat_cap/tour.htm#3floor   Built in 1842 - just one year before Charles Dickens composed his ghostly classic, "A Christmas Carol", this room provided the perfect film location for "The Night Before Christmas Carol."

EbzB spends the day at Concentrix Studios

EbzB Productions works with Concentrix Studios (in their super-swell, new location) doing post-production sound for the upcoming film version of Elliot Engel's "The Night Before Christmas Carol."  Visit http://www.concentrixmusic.com/studio.php to see this amazing facility.

Review/Compliment - Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till

Raleigh News & Observer

Apex-based actor-playwright weaves facts, questions By Roy C. Dicks, Correspondent
CHAPEL HILL -- The basic facts of the Emmett Till case are well known. The 14 year-old African-American was brutally beaten and murdered in 1955 on a visit to relatives in Mississippi. His white assailants deemed this appropriate punishment for Till's whistling at a white girl. The assailants, who admitted in court to kidnapping the boy but denied the murder, were acquitted of all charges.
The recent re-examinations of the case, including documentary films and the exhumation of Till's body for DNA testing, have shed new light on the incident, while still leaving unanswered questions. Apex-based actor-playwright Mike Wiley has woven these facts and questions into a riveting evening of theater, "Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till." The cryptic main title becomes devastatingly clear within the show.
Describing the productio…

Review/Compliment - Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till

Chapel Hill NewsAngles of the Truth

By JESSICA ROCHA, STAFF WRITER


Fifty years ago, a black woman in Chicago put her 14-year-old son on a train to rural Mississippi to visit family. "Bo Till, you didn't even kiss me goodbye," Mamie Till Mobley tells her son, Emmett. "How do you know I'll ever see you again?"
Mamie told her son to mind his business, to "put a handle on those yeses and nos" with "ma'ams" and "sirs," and not to talk back to any white folks.
And when his stutter gets the best of him, Mamie said, just whistle it out.
But Bobo's whistle got directed at Carolyn Bryant, the wife of Roy Bryant Jr., who owned the local feed store.
A few days later the boy -- Emmett "Bobo" Till -- was kidnapped, beaten, killed and then thrown into the Tallahatchie River, where the body was found a few days later.
Till's death, his mother's decision to have an open-casket funeral, and …

Review/Compliment - Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till

Dar He Chronicles the Mississippi Murder
in 1955 of Chicago Teenager Emmett Till By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Theater Review
E-mail: RobertM748@aol.com
EbzB Productions and Mike Wiley Productions will stage a joint presentation of Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till, a one-man show for mature audiences written and performed by critically acclaimed African-American actor Mike Wiley, June 8-11, 15-18, and 22-25 in the Deep Dish Theater at the Dillard's end of University Mall in Chapel Hill, NC. Serena Ebhardt of EbzB will direct this powerful play, which chronicles the true story of the August 1955 murder of 14-year-old Chicago teenager.
            Not knowing the cruel customs ofthe Jim Crow South, while visiting his uncle down south, Emmett Till whistled ata white woman named Carolyn Bryant at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi.Bryant’s husband, Roy, and hishalf-brother, J.W. Milam, dragged Till out of his bed in the middle of the night; bru…