Theatrical Drama of the Story of Emmett Till

By Laura Howell | March 31, 2017 | Press Release

The Bologna Performing Arts Center will host a special evening of theatre and conversation on Tuesday, April 4 when documentary theater playwright and actor Mike Wiley will bring his performance “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till” to the Bologna Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00pm.

The performance is co-presented by the BPAC and Delta State University’s Winning the Race Conference, and is funded in part by a grant from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area.

This riveting play chronicles the murder, trial and unbelievable confession of the men accused of Till’s lynching. The one-actor, multiple-character original drama will be 90 minutes long, with a post-performance discussion with Mike Wiley immediately following the play.

The event is free and open to the public, and all advanced tickets have already sold out. All advanced ticketholders must be seated by 6:45pm in order to have a guaranteed seat. At 6:50pm, all remaining seats will be made available to the public, first come, first serve. For more information, please contact the BPAC Ticket Office, open Monday-Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, by phone 662-846-4626, or online at