In 1955, a 15-year-old boy from Chicago went to visit his relatives in Mississippi. He did not come back alive. This is his story.
TILL: A New Musical
Written by Leo Schwartz and DC CathroDirected by Cezar WilliamsChoreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher
Feb. 27 & 28 at 7:00 pm (Previews);
Feb. 29, March 5, 6 & 7 at 7:00 pm;
March 1 & 8 at 1:00 pm
American Theater Group—which most recently brought acclaimed productions of The Bridges of Madison County and Tell Them I’m Still Young, starring Andre Braugher and Michelle Pawk, to New Jersey—is proud to present the New Jersey premiere of the moving new musical Till. Written by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, Till tells the story of 15-year-old Emmett Till and the events leading up to his death in 1955, which helped galvanize the civil rights movement.
Till made its world premiere in July 2019 at the New York Musical Festival, where The New York Times praised it as “by far the best of four shows I saw at this year’s festival,” and TheaterMania called it “a beautiful tribute to Emmett and his mother, Mamie Till.”
The production will run February 27th through March 8th at The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew & Holy Communion, 160 S. Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ. Tickets are $39 and are available at americantheatergroup.org.
Performance dates and times are as follows: Feb. 27th & 28th at 7:00 pm (Previews) Feb. 29th at 7:00 pm March 1st at 1:00 pm (performance followed by a talk-back with show director and writers) March 5th, 6th & 7th at 7:00 pm March 8th at 1:00 pm