Actor Willie Carpenter to Star in ‘Only Just A Minute’ Stage Play!
Willie can be seen recurring on the Lifetime Channel’s Devious Maids, Sundays at 10pm. He guest stars
on Sundance Channel’s Rectify. He just wrapped on the upcoming film The Adderall Diaries, starring
James Franco. Immediately after CATF, Willie is headed to Atlanta, Georgia, to begin rehearsals on a
new play about Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, who was President of Morehouse College in Atlanta from 1940-
1967. Martin Luther King, Jr. called Dr. Mays his “spiritual advisor.” Dr. Mays, who gave the main
prayer at the 1963 “March on Washington”, was a consultant to Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon
B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter. He was at LBJ’s side at the signing of the 1965 Civil Rights Laws, and
fulfilled his promise to MLK to give his eulogy. Willie has acted on Broadway and at several regional
theatres around the country. You’ve seen him in many commercials and TV shows and movies: Men in
Black, The Insider, The Best Man, and Hard Target.
Only Just a Minute opens in Atlanta on August 20, 2014 for a four day run at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College located at 900 West End Avenue, Atlanta, GA. Performances run through August 23 , 8 pm nightly and a Saturday matinee at 3 pm. The production then moves to the Southwest Arts Center at 915 New Hope Road in Atlanta, where it runs from August 27 through September 7, with performances Wednesday through Sunday at 8 pm and a 3 pm matinee on Sunday.
The show is produced by Morehouse graduate Bob Dockery, written by Aaron Henne including text and characters by Levy Lee Simon and directed by Atlanta’s own Tom Jones. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.onlyjustaminute.com, or by phone at 626-8MYSEAT (626-869-7328). Student, Group and Senior rates are available.