Anne & Emmett
Two very special young people who lived very short lives have made an impact on the world that will last for generations. The Washington premiere of Anne & Emmett explores both of them through an imagined conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Anne Frank was a Jewish girl whose diary that she kept through the Holocaust shed light and perspective on her experience living in hiding in Nazi Germany. Till was an African American boy killed for whistling at a white woman. The one-act play written by Janet Langhart Cohen, Anne & Emmett takes place in Memory and the conversation between the two touches on the ‘startling similarities between the two youths’ harrowing experience and the atrocities against their respective race’ according to the creative team behind the production. Anne & Emmett runs November 3 through November 6 at the Atlas Theater on H Street NE.