Ohio,  Stage Play/Musical

The Face of Emmett Till

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Xenia Area Community Theater | Xenia OH



“This is his story, told in his mother’s words”

That statement alone says so much about what the audience was in for.  We may know the overall story, but this stageplay went beyond any school textbook.  “The Face of Emmett Till” was written by Mamie Till-Mobley and David Barr III and directed by Joyce Barnes

The story itself, via just words, is enough to make you emote strongly, but to see the words play out in person takes you much deeper. From Emmett’s mother we got to know him, for the young man he was, how he was raised, and how much he was loved before that fateful trip, not because of…

This stageplay, (which sold out every performance), was brought to life by our amazing local talent! You could see the passion put forth in this work by each actor. BRAVO, to outstanding work by all! After the play, it was great to able to engage with the actors afterward. Additionally, there was a “Wall of Tolerance” in place for us to sign our name.  By signing our name, we pledge to take a stand against hate, injustice, and intolerance. For those who may not know, there IS such a wall in Montgomery AL at the Civil Rights Memorial Center.

More about Emmett Till: The Murder of Emmett-Till


Mamie Till-Bradley – Mendu Khanyille

Emmett Till – Bendali Eugene

Mose Wright – Ronnie Copeland

Henry Spearman – Vincent Moorman

Alma Spearman – Yvette Watson

Maurice – Troy Reaves

Mahalia Jackson – Daria Dillard Stone

J.W. Milam – John Lawson

Mrs. Burke/Juanita Milam – Kyle Mercuri

Roy Bryant – Carter Hume

Caroline Bryant – Olivia Ekler

Rosa Parks/Reporter – Charlotte Harris

Roy Wilkins – Trenton Spencer

Senator James Eastland/Judge Swango – Edith Waugh

Willie Reed/AA Raynor – Eberechukwu S. Cooper

Lawyer Whitten – Amanda Walton

Gerald Chatham – Matthew Benefiel

Chorus – Dawn Andrews

Chorus – Marquesha “Free” Martin

Musician/Man at party – Marceia Cornwell

Man at the party – Timothy Hall-Norman

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