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Darryl Van Leer performs critically-acclaimed one-man show at Coastal Carolina University

January 8, 2003

Coastal Carolina University will present actor Darryl Van Leer's one-man show, Power on Earth, on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in Wall Auditorium as part of the university's 2003 African American Celebration. The event is free and open to the public.

The show features vivid portrayals of some of history's most important and influential African-Americans. In the program Van Leer plays eight different characters including Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall.

The show earned Van Leer a nomination for the 1996 NAACP Theatre Award. He performs the show at more than 60 colleges and universities a year. Van Leer's work was recognized by the National Association of Campus Activities in 1994 as "Best Performance."

Van Leer's career has included appearances in feature films (A League of Their Own starring Tom Hanks), on TV (Witness to an Execution on NBC) and in comedy clubs such as Catch a Rising Star and The Comic Strip.

A native of Madisonville, Ky., Van Leer is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.

For more information, contact Coastal's Office of Multicultural Student Services at 349-2863.