Written by Ifa Bayeza
Directed by Oz Scott

“Vivid and sincere”

April 26 – June 1, 2008 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

2 hours and 35 minutes

The Ballad of Emmett Till

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.



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