STILL EMMETT TILL
By B. Wendell Parker
Before there was a Martin Luther King, or a Rosa Parks, or a Malcolm X….There was Emmett Till.
“Still Emmett Till” is an original production with original script written and directed by local playwright, director, and actor, B. Wendell Parker. It is the true story of a black teenager from Chicago, IL who in the summer of 1955 accompanies his great uncle Moses and his first cousin Wheeler Parker Jr. on what was to be a two-week vacation. A vacation that would end in tragedy. This stage play examines the circumstances, bigotry, hate and the deplorable racism that would lead to an unthinkable and catastrophic conclusion. More importantly this stage play illustrates how some of those attitudes and actions unfortunately and sadly still exist in our society today.
- February 17 & 18, 2023
- 7:30 PM
- $21 Adults | $11 Students
- Rated PG-13. Appropriate for mature audiences and includes graphic scenes and mild language.
B. Wendell Parker