April 27, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:30PM
A special benefit performance and VIP reception
Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne & Emmett is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the 13-year-old Jewish girl whose Diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the 14-year old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the Modern American Civil Rights Movement.
There will be a special VIP wine and cheese reception at 6:00p prior to the performance which will provide an opportunity to meet and discuss the play with the playwright, Janet Langhart Cohen. Her husband, former Defense Secretary and US Senator William Cohen, will also be joining us.
The performance begins at 7:30p. Afterwards, the audience is invited to participate in a talk-back with members of the cast and crew.
This will be a moving and thought-provoking evening of theater you won't want to miss!
A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, a 501(c)(3) organization which works to advance the cause of reconciliation in our state by documenting the history of racial terror lynchings, advocating for public acknowledgement of these murders and working to honor and dignify the lives of the victims.