Anne & Emmett

Mar 17 - 26, 2023

by Janet Langheart Cohen


Mar 17 - 26, 2023

in the Studio Theater

7:30pm: Mar 17, 22, 23, 24, 25

3:00pm: Mar 18, 19, 25, 26

Opening Night and Reception: Fri Mar 17

Lobby Talk: Sat Mar 18, following the matinee, as part of The Good at Heart Festival

No late seating, please plan time to find parking, get a drink or snack, and find your seat before the show begins.


This show will have in-person performances in our Studio Theater.

$30 - General Admission

$18 - 18 and Under

At Open Stage we believe in radical accessibility, meaning we believe that anyone should be able to see our shows, regardless of financial limitations. Learn More


The one-act play opens with the two teenagers meeting in Memory, a place that isolates them from the cruelty they experienced during their lives. Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred, connect in an imaginary beyond-the-grave encounter, drawing startling similarities between their harrowing experiences at the hands of societies that couldn't protect them.

You’ll Love Anne and Emmett, if you enjoy: History, Education, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Black Godfather on Netflix.

Content Advisory

Parents Strongly Cautioned

This show contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14.

For our patrons that would like to be warned of any potential triggers or specific offensive content, we have provided these show warnings.

This show contains the following:

themes on death and grief



We want to show our appreciation to our top members of The Inner Circle:

Miles Babin, Joanne and Troy Bakel, Joe and Janet Benamati, William and Sharia Benn, Michael Chapaloney, Jeff and Caitlin Copus, Carole DeSoto, Matt and Desiree DeSoto, Harold and Maureen Dunbar, The Freeman Family, William & Melissa Gallagher, Mary Lou and Raymond Harris, Jennifer Hoffman, Nicholas Hughes, Dan Deibler and Elizabeth Johnson, Robert and Joyce Kantor, Dr. Kraig Kiehl & Renae Kluk Kiehl, Esq., Beryl Kuhr and Patrick Bair, Wayne and Gloria Landon, Bill and Beverlee Lehr, Karen and Ken Lehman, Emily W. Matlin, DO, Robert and Rebecca McClure, Howard Pollman and David Forney, Charles Romigh and Donald Vaughan, Karen Ruch, Brad and Colleen Sanders, Kristin Scofield, Tina Sell, Jean Shaw, Ellen Stockstill, Stonebridge Financial Group, John and Abby Tierney

Join the Producer Circle or higher level to get your name listed here.