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The World Premiere of “Dreams of Emmett Till” by The Carter Malone Group LLC
April 8, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
This play takes the Emmett Till murder into the 21st century when elderly Carolyn Bryant must confront the lie that led to Emmett’s murder.
Thursday April 8, 2021 7:30pm CST
About this Event
Emmett Till, a 14-year old African American boy from Chicago, was murdered while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi. Emmett went into a country store to buy candy; two days later, he was murdered. The world was shocked by Emmett’s murder and grotesquely beaten body taken from the Tallahatchie River. Carolyn’s husband, Roy Bryant, and Roy’s half-brother J.W. Milam admitted to killing Emmett but, unfortunately, were found not guilty.
“Dreams of Emmett Till” was written by playwright Gloria J. Browne-Marshall. The play fast forwards to today, and the now elderly Carolyn must face what really happened on that hot summer day in 1955 when Emmett was accused of accosting her.
The play is being directed by Bobby Field, an experienced musician, actor, writer, producer, director and film editor known for 15 Minutes (2001), Coming Up for Air (2011) and The Song.
The play’s producer, The Law and Policy Group, Inc., will also host a panel discussion focused on the Emmett Till story and the aftermath of his murder immediately following the play.
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