April 1 - June 20, 2020
$20.00 – $65.00
The now-legendary story of Emmett “Bo” Till is believed by many to be the start of the modern civil rights movement of the 1950s and remains one of the most pivotal incidents in a monumental era. Made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation.
By Ifa Bayeza
Directed by Talvin Wilks
PART I. THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL
Bayeza’s Edgar Award-winning drama recounts the last two weeks of young Emmett Till’s life on his journey from Chicago to Money, Mississippi, revealing his boisterous, stuttering character and his fateful encounter with Caroline Bryant, the young white woman whose accusations led to Emmett’s subsequent murder.
“Bayeza captures the powerful truths at the heart of the story, creating a soaring work of music, brilliant poetry and theatricality.”
—DC Theatre Scene
”In its intimate, domestic settings, it achieves an epic scale.”
Additional funding for The Till Trilogy is provided by the CrossCurrents Foundation in support of Community Conversations.
The Ballad of Emmett Till
Friday, April 24, 2020, at 8:00 PM (Open Caption)
Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 3:00 PM (Open Caption with ASL interpreted post-show discussion)
Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 8:00 PM (Open Caption)
The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
Parking is limited around the theater. Please use ride shares or public transportation like the free DC Street Car.