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7:30p February 16-17, 2013

2p February 17, 2013

ASU Prism Theatre

Written by David Barr III and Mamie Till Mobley

Directed by Asantwea Sunni-Ali
Stage Manager Leah Marché
Assistant Stage Manager Bray Lawrence
Dialect Coach Adriano Cabaral
Fight Choreographer Tyler Eglen
Costume Designer Thomas Underdal
Set Designer Hannah Davis
Lighting Designers Courtney Kenyon, Caila Evans
Sound Designer Sarah Jacquez
Board Operators Vinny Viti, Ryan Kirkpatrick

Read Bios​

Co-written by his mother, this play depicts the life and death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy who was brutally tortured, murdered, and thrown into a river after being accused of whistling at a White woman in Mississippi. This play follows Emmett from before he leaves Chicago to his time in Mississippi and into the controversial trial following his murder. This event holds extreme significance in Black history, being one of the major ignitions to the Civil Rights Movement.

Cast | Read Bios

Malcolm Baity Emmett Till

Elayne Wheatle Mamie Till-Mobley          

Volina Armstrong Alma Spearman
Vera Von Esse 
Carolyn Bryant
Alyssa Hansen 
Mrs. Burke/Reporter/Juanita
Zach Turilli 
Roy Bryant/John Whitten
Alex Ruben 
J.W. Milam/Morris Dees/Gerald Chatham
Bader Mahdali 
A.A. Rayner
William Padmore 
Moses Wright
Saint Ranson 
Roy Wilkins/Maurice/Whisperer
Raheem Cole 
Bishop Ford/Henry Spearman/Willie Reed

Timothy Ahlers James Eastland/Sheriff Strider/Judge Swango

Charlotte Strayhorne Vocalist / Reader




Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till, based on the one-man play written and performed by Mike Wiley, will play at the Bloody Hero International Film Festival and Phoenix Center for the Arts in downtown Phoenix Feb 8-10.

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