( Thu., Nov. 18, 2021 )
Performed by Mike Wiley
Main Stage, Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-4020
North Carolina based playwright, and actor, Mike Wiley, returns to Thalian Hall with a documentary theatre performance of The Fire Of Freedom. The Fire Of Freedom follows the life and efforts of Abraham Galloway, a fiery young slave, turned radical abolitionist, Union spy and North Carolina Senator for New Hanover and Brunswick counties.
Galloway’s long hidden story reveals a war unfamiliar to most of us. This riveting portrait, based on the book of the same name by David Cecelski and adapted by playwright Howard Craft, illuminates Galloway’s life and deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African Americans in the South.