Thursday, March 8, 2012

Play About Civil Rights Set for Friday | The Pilot: Southern Pines, NC

Play About Civil Rights Set for Friday | The Pilot: Southern Pines, NC

"Life is So Good" is an inspiring play about the coming of civil rights to be performed Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m., at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities.

It's the story of 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learns to read at age 98, and his teacher, Richard Glaubman.

Mike Wiley plays Dawson, and David zum Brunnen, the teacher. The play is second in this season's Arts and Humanities Committee programs.

Wiley is an acclaimed actor and playwright whose works include Tim Tyson's memoir, "Blood Done Sign My Name," "The Parchman Hour," and plays about Emmett Till and Brown vs. the Board of Education. Wiley has a master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the 2010 Lehman Brady visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University and at UNC-CH.
David zum Brunnen is an actor and director, and now partner in EbZb Productions, which brings this play to Weymouth. He and his wife are both native North Carolinians. He has a degree in theater and broadcast journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. A reception will follow the performance. This year's programs are sponsored by Moore County McDonald's Restaurants.
For reservations and more information call (910) 692-6261. Seating is limited.