Anne Frank and Emmett Till were young victims of racial injustice and hatred.
In her diary, Frank provided a harrowing account of when she and her family were forced into hiding to escape the oppression of Nazi Germany. Emmett Till of Chicago was visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955 and was murdered after allegedly flirting with a white woman.
Host Steve Potter talks with Janet Langhart Cohen, the playwright of a one-act play called ANNE & EMMETT.
In the play, Anne Frank and Emmett Till have a beyond-the-grave encounter in a magical place called Memory – a place which isolates them from the cruelty they faced while living.
Steve also talks with Ron Himes, founder and producing director of the St. Louis Black Repertory Company and William S. Cohen, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, who is a producer.
The Black Rep Presents Janet Lanhart Cohen's "ANNE & EMMETT"
October 26 - November 4, 2012
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square