One Noble Journey

by Mike Wiley

Friday, January 5, 8pm

Helmerich Theater

$75 front row, $60, $50 mbrs.


In this propulsive, interactive, one-man show, Wiley becomes Henry “Box” Brown, a black slave who sees no alternative but to mail himself to freedom in a small crate. Brown’s life unfolds like a Mark Twain adventure, perilous and somber at times while humorous and heroic throughout. Audience members join Wiley on stage, quickly becoming characters helping propel the historic action.

Acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley 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. 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.

sponsored by Jane Gardner Interiors