The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project and Theatre Morgan are pleased to announce a special benefit performance of Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne & Emmett on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University. The one-act play is directed by Broadway veteran, Reggie Phoenix.
Theater Washington described the play as follows:
“…an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Anne is the 15 year old Jewish girl whose diary offered the world a gripping perspective of the Holocaust and touched the hearts of humanity. Emmett is the 14 year old African American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the modern civil rights movement. An uplifting tribute, a timely reminder and a call to action, ‘tikkun olam’ to repair the world. All ages should see this powerful tribute to two teens who changed the course of history.”
A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project. Tickets are $25 and tickets which include the VIP reception are $40, all tickets can be purchased here. After the performance, the entire audience is invited to participated in a talk-back with members of the cast and crew.
This is sure to be a moving and thought-provoking evening of theater you won’t want to miss! Buy your tickets now and join for an unforgettable experience.