Gallery Theatre presents Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart

Published 10:58 am Monday, May 29, 2017

AHOSKIE – The Gallery Theatre presents Mike Wiley in a special event performance of Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart at 7:30 p.m. on June 3. The historic Gallery Theatre is located at 117 Main Street West in Ahoskie.

All special event seats are $10. There will be an open discussion lead by Wiley following his performance.

Wiley, an acclaimed actor and playwright, has spent the last decade fulfilling his mission to bring educational theatre to young audiences and communities across the country. In the early days of his career, Wiley found few theatrical resources to shine a light on key events and figures in African-American history. To bring these stories to life, he started his own production company.

Mike Wiley

Wiley has a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the 2010 and 2014 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to his numerous school and community performances, he has also appeared on Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and National Geographic Channel and has been featured in Our State magazine and on PBS’ North Carolina Now and WUNC’s The State of Thing.

For information call the Gallery Theatre at 332-2976.

This project was supported by the N. C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.