In honor of Black History Month, The Ensemble Theatre, in coordination with the Houston Museum of African American Culture, will be presenting Ifa Bayeza's The Ballad of Emmett Till, January 28-February 26, with opening night and media reception scheduled for February 2.

Bayeza's play is told through contemporary prose with the infusion of jazz. A month after his fourteenth birthday, this confident youth from Chicago, a boy on the threshold of manhood, embarks on a summer trip to Mississippi. His pursuit of happiness and liberty are pierced with the poignancy of life. The 1955 lynching of Emmett Till fell on the cusp of a saga that changed the course of the nation.

The cast of Emmett Till will feature Kendrick "Kay" Brown, Rachel H. Dickinson, Broderick Jones, Joseph "Joe P" Palmore and Lee Waddell.

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