The Ballad of Emmett Till

The Ballad of Emmett Till
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April 26 – June 1, 2008 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes

A world premiere

The now legendary story of Emmett Till is believed by many to be the start of the modern civil rights movement of the 1950s and remains one of the most pivotal incidents in a monumental era. This world premiere, part history and part ghost story, is a jazz integration of past and present, the living and dead, factual accounts and creative interpolation. Chicago author Ifa Bayeza captures the powerful truths at the heart of the story, creating a soaring work of music, brilliant poetry and theatricality.

  • Ballad of Emmett Till Behind the Scenes

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  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Production Photos
    Featured: Joseph Anthony Byrd

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Production Photos
    Featured: Joseph Anthony Byrd; Diedrie Henry

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Production Photos
    Featured: Morroco Omari; Philip James Brannon; Samuel G. Roberson, Jr.; Joseph Anthony Byrd; John Wesley; Myrna Colley-Lee

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Production Photos
    Featured: Joseph Anthony Byrd; Diedrie Henry; Myrna Colley-Lee

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Production Photos
    Featured: Joseph Anthony Byrd; John Wesley

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Production Photos
    Featured: Kristina Johnson; Joseph Anthony Byrd; Samuel G. Roberson, Jr.

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Production Photos
    Featured: Ensemble; G. W. Mercier; Myrna Colley-Lee; Victor En Yu Tan

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: Joseph Anthony Byrd

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: Oz Scott; Ifa Bayeza

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: Deidrie Henry; Nambi E. Kelley; Cliff Chamberlain; Phillip James Brannon; Kristina Johnson; Karen Aldridge

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: Joseph Anthony Byrd; John Wesley; Deidrie Henry

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: Ifa Bayeza; Kathryn Bostic

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: John Wesley; Chris Sullivan

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: Oz Scott

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: Morocco Omari; Cliff Chamberlain

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: Phillip James Brannon; Karen Aldridge

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till Rehearsal Photos
    Featured: John Wesley; Ensemble

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