The Ballad of Emmett Till

5f, 8m


Original songs by Ifa Bayeza.

THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL is the first play in The Till Trilogy, a three-play cycle exploring the epic saga of Emmett Till and the birth of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

With music and magic, Ifa Bayeza’s Edgar Award-winning drama recounts the last two weeks of Emmett Till’s life on his journey from Chicago to Money, Mississippi in 1955. We meet a young man with boisterous energy and boundless charm whose fateful encounter with Caroline Bryant changes his life and our country forever.

Casting & Production

Production Notes

The Till Trilogy is a three-play cycle. The titles can be presented together in rep , or each title is available to be produced individually. A Manuscript Edition of each of the titles is available now, while the Acting Edition is being prepared for publication.