XACT_The Face of Emmett Till logoTHE FACE OF EMMETT TILL
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Feb. 14-23

Directed by Joyce Barnes
Choreographed by Michael Shepherd
Produced by Mike Taint

Cast: Mendu Khanyile as Mamie Till-Bradley, Bendali Eugene as Emmett Till, Yvette M. Watson as Alma Spearman, Vincent Moorman as Henry Spearman, Ronnie Copeland as Mose Wright, Olivia Ekler as Carolyn Bryant, Carter Hume as Roy Bryant, John Lawson as J. W. Milam, Charlotte Harris as Rosa Parks/Reporter, Trenton Spencer as Roy Wilkins, Daria Dillard Stone as Mahalia Jackson, Edith Waugh as Senator James Eastland/Judge Swango, Amanda Walton as John Whitten, Matthew Benefiel as Gerald Chatham & Marcus Murray as Maurice/A.A. Raynor,
Eberechukwu S. Cooper as Willie Reed/Man at Party, Kyle Mercuri as Mrs. Burke, Dawn Andrews, Clarissa L. Foster & Marquesha Martin as Chorus, R. J. Geier as Sheriff Strider/Carolyn Bryant Understudy & Robert McAdory as Gene Bradley,

A true-to-life dramatization of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting relatives in Money, Miss., in August 1955, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by two white men who claimed they wanted to teach him a lesson for allegedly whistling at a local white woman. This tragedy has been credited with sparking the modern Civil Rights Movement.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 14-15 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 21-22 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb. 23 at 3pm

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