Showing posts from June, 2010

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

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

Chapel Hill NewsAngles of the Truth


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
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…