The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders

Events
May 10, 2019 until Jun 2, 2019
May 10, 2019
Jun 2, 2019
37 Cooper St
Memphis, TN 38104
Hattiloo Theatre

Written by Mike Wiley

Marking the 50th anniversary of these Freedom Rides, Hattiloo is proud to produce this musical that is documentary theatre at its best. This musical transforms the history of the 1961 Freedom Rides into lively firsthand experiences that ripple with the immediacy of the present moment. Journey through the Deep South with 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.