VIDEO: Watch The Cast of THE PARCHMAN HOUR In Rehearsals
THE PARCHMAN HOUR runs through November 12 at Virginia Stage Company. Watch the cast in this video as they rehearse!
Journey through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Adapted from real life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides, this play shares these struggles through music that ranges from Bob Dylan to spirituals. This stirring play contains racially charged language and scenes of violence and is recommended for patrons 13 and older.
The cast stars Dee Dee Batteast as Pearl/L. Collins, John Cauthen as Guards/Clansmen, Jonathan Cooper as Freddie, Benjamin Curns as Forsythe, Samantha Fabiani as Mama/J.T. Mulholland, Daniel S. Hines as Elwood/S. Green, Teddy Holmes as James Farmer, Indya Jackson as Jean Thompson, James Keesler as Guards/Clansman, Christopher Lindsay as Stokely Carmichael, Phillip Martin as Deputy Tyson, Jeremy Morris as John Lewis, Meredith Noel as Mimi Real, Wallis Quaintance as Carol Silver, Isaiah Roper as Hank Thomas, Anthony Mark Stockard as Pee Wee, and Ja'keetrius Woods as Pauline Knight. The cast also features Paul Lasakow and Reed Miller.
THE PARCHMAN HOUR is directed and written by Mike Wiley, with choreography by Aya Shabu, scenic design by Dave Griffie, costume design by Grier Coleman, lighting design by David Castaneda, sound design by michael Boso, and projection design by David Rawlins. THE PARCHMAN HOUR is a co-production with Norfolk State University Theatre Company.
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