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Trial In the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till
February 26, 2022 - February 26, 2022; 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Collaboraction and The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center are partnering to present a theatrical reading of Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till, a new adaptation of the trial transcript of the State of Mississippi vs. Milam and Bryant, the men who were found not guilty of murdering Emmett Till.
Collaboraction company members and playwrighting duo G. Riley Mills and Willie Round co-adapted Trial in the Delta, drawing for the first time from the trial’s actual
courtroom transcripts, which disappeared (or were buried) for 50 years. Trial in the Delta also will be staged as an immersive reenactment of that rural Mississippi courtroom, with the audience and actors co-mingled in the theater. As a result, Trial in the Delta promises to be a new, more authentic account of one of the most monumental injustices of the U.S. legal system in the 20th century.
Trial in the Delta: The Murder of Emmett Till is directed by Collaboraction company members Anthony Moseley and Dana N. Anderson. It will be presented one night only, Saturday, February 26 at 7 p.m. Please be advised that the performance will be filmed with multiple cameras for a corresponding video project.
Tickets on sale now at collaboraction.org are $45.00 for general admission, $25 for CollaborActivists and DuSable Museum members and $15 for youth, educators, seniors, artists, activists and low income (be prepared to demonstrate eligibility on site).
Trial in the Delta runs two hours and will be followed by a Crucial Conversation with the audience. This event is recommended for ages 12 and up.