In 1961 men and women said good-bye to their families.
They got on buses and changed the world.
The Parchman Hour is their story.
In the fiery first months of America’s civil rights movement, waves of young people rode buses into the heart of the Deep South. Many were imprisoned in Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Farm Penitentiary. To help them endure their imprisonment the riders invented an ingenious pastime inspired by popular radio and television programs of the day. It was known as The Parchman Hour. With characters such as Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, soulful gospel and freedom songs, and the life-changing power of the civil rights movement, The Parchman Hour honors an important piece of history. Written and directed by North Carolina playwright Mike Wiley. Music Director-Brooksie Harrington. LIVE ON STAGE at CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 7-24, 2013. FOR TICKETS: CALL 910-323-4233 or BUY ONLINE at cfrt.org.