The State of Mississippi and the Face of Emmett Till

The State of Mississippi and the Face of Emmett Till

"The State of Mississippi and the Face of Emmett Till" is a play written by David Barr and Mamie Till Mobley. The show chronicles the life and brutal death of Emmett Till, and the circumstances that surrounded his murder. Originally performed by the Pegasus Players in 2003. It was then performed in 2005 at Dillard University in New Orleans and then performed by Coppin State University in October 2005.


Pegasus Players

The show premiered in September 2003 at the Pegasus Players theatre in Chicago. Directed by Douglas Alan Mann, the play went on a national tour before closing.

Dillard University

The show premiered in February 2005 at Dillard University in New Orleans. Directed by Vergil Smith, "Till" ran for 13 performances before closing. The show was to return to Dillard's stage in February 2006, but due to damage suffered by Hurricane Katrina, it never did

Coppin State University

The show ran for a weekend at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland during October 2005. Two actors were nominated for an Irene Ryan scholarship.

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