Anne & Emmett

Two teenagers, Anne Frank and Emmett Till, have an imaginary meeting in Memory, a place where they are free from their past suffering. During their meeting, they recount how they died. Anne Frank tells how she hid in an attic in Amsterdam until she and her family were found and taken to Bergen-Belsen, where she later died of typhus. Emmett Till, an African-American teenager, tells how he was brutally murdered in Mississippi 1955 by a group of racists. The encounter draws similarities between their harrowing experiences of racism.
Format: One-act play

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
The play has been performed across the U.S. since 2007.
Original Source Material: Anne Frank’s diary, and the death of Emmett Till, whose death sparked the American Civil Rights Movement.
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Janet Langhart Cohen—see the Anne & Emmett website.

Experience(s) Chronicled: Concentration and Extermination Camps | Hiding

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