Till

Book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro; Music and Lyrics by Leo Schwartz

Till

at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 9:00 pm
  • Friday, July 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm

A child's murder becomes a worldwide awakening.

TILL is the emotional and moving true story of Emmett and Mamie Till. In 1955, a black teenager visiting relatives in Mississippi was murdered. His body was thrown in the Tallahatchie River where it was discovered three days later, mutilated and unrecognizable. His mother bravely insisted that he have an open casket funeral so that “the world would see” what they had done to her child. This crime and her impassioned response were catalysts for the subsequent civil rights protests of the era.