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 of 2005.
The show premiered in September of 2003 at the Pegasus Players theatre in Chicago. Directed by Douglas Alan Mann, the play went on a national tour before closing.
The show premiered in February of 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 of 2006, but due to damage suffered by Hurricane Katrina, the outlook is uncertain.