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Anne and Emmett Play
February 28 - March 8
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center$20.00 – $30.00
Photo credit: cincinnatiblacktheatre.org
Cincinnati Black Theatre Company’s Anne and Emmett Play will leave you speechless.
What if Anne Frank and Emmett Till were able to express their mutual discord with racism to each other? Cincinnati Black Theatre Company’s newest Anne and Emmett play explores this possibility.
Anne and Emmett is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. The compelling, one-act play explores the startling similarities between the harrowing experiences of two teens who lived in societies that failed to protect them.
Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m
Saturday, February 29 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m.
Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
The show is presented by the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company in partnership with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
About Anne & Emmett Play
Anne & Emmett explores an imaginary conversation between Emmett Till, an African American, and Anne Frank, a German Jew, which takes place in Memory, a non-specific afterlife or alternate dimension. They were killed as young teenagers because of racial persecution.
An imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the 13-year-old Jewish girl whose diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the 14-year-old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the American Civil Rights Movement.
About Cincinnati Black Theatre Company
The mission of the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company is to keep alive the spirit of Black Theatre by offering top-notch theatrical productions, performance and employment opportunities, children’s theatre, educational programs, and community outreach in all aspects of theatre arts.
The Cincinnati Black Theatre Company commits itself to increasing literacy, promoting diversity and multiculturalism, pursuing community outreach and collaborations, and providing access to the arts.