Wait Til You See This 2023: The Face of Emmett Till

  • Dates: 6/9/2023, 6/11/2023, 6/14/2023, 6/15/2023, 6/17/2023
  • Venue: Murphey School Auditorium
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 224 Polk St., Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Phone: 919.834.4001
  • Times: Wed. - Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm & 6pm
  • Admission: $25.50-$30


Burning Coal Theatre Company presents Wait Til You See This! 2023, its Second Stage series of collaborations with rising young companies and artists.

This is the true-to-life dramatization of the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till told within a creative non-fictional format in Mamie Till Mobley’s own words.  The play chronicles the murder, its aftermath, and Mamie’s courage to show the world the TRUTH of what had happened to her son. This hate crime sparked the civil rights movement and while it inspired leaders like Rosa Parks - America still deals with the fatal effects of racial hatred and its violence to this day.