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Breaking the Cycles of History: A Conversation Around “Leaving Eden”

April 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Acclaimed playwright, Mike Wiley (The Parchman Hour, Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till) returns to PlayMakers’ in April 2018 with, Leaving Eden,  an “American fable for today that explores the cyclical nature of human behavior through the lens of a small North Carolina town. This story of racial tension, immigration and economic crisis unearths the stories of yesterday while yielding a hopeful hymn for our future.” Join Carolina Public Humanities, the UNC General Alumni Association, and PlayMakers Repertory Company on Monday, April 16 for a panel discussion about this important play featuring Mike Wiley, director Vivienne Benesch, and two of UNC Chapel Hill’s most esteemed faculty,  Paul Cuadros and Rachel Seidman.

This event will be held at PlayMakers’ Paul Green Theatre on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 7:00-8:15pm.

Panelists include:

Vivienne Benesch, director

Paul Cuadros, Associate Professor of Media and Journalism

Rachel Seidman, Director of the Southern Oral History Program

Mike Wiley, playwright


This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested.

Register with the GAA here


April 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Paul Green Theatre
120 Country Club Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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