Eric Conners to Perform for the Black Rep Theatre October 25 – November 4

One of our own theater teachers, Eric Conners has been cast in the major role of Emmett Till for The Black Rep's presentation of "Anne and Emmett." This October, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of The Black Rep's opening of the Grandel Theatre, the Company will present "Anne and Emmett," written by Janet Langhart Cohen.  In a place called Memory, Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet and tell their stories, re-living the courage it took to face racial intolerance and hatred, in this haunting play of hope and reconciliation.  The play will run for two weeks only (October 25-November 4), and will be highlighted by a Gala Opening Night on Friday, October 26.

Eric Conners

Janet Langhart Cohen, journalist and author, is the wife of William Cohen, US Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton.  The premiere of "Anne and Emmett" in Washington, DC drew an audience that included, among many others, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright and Michael Douglas.  The Black Rep's Producing Director, Ron Himes, said, "We're certain "Anne and Emmett" is going to be a significant work, not only for The Black Rep and our special celebration, but also for the entire community."