Anne and Emmett

Student actors Allyn Hackman and Cameron Mayers speak while seated on the stage, while playing Anne Franks and Emmett Till, respectively.
Photo by Megan Bean

November 16, 2020

Allyn Hackman, left, a senior communication major from Madison, and Cameron Mayers, a freshman communication major from Pearl, converse during this weekend's performance of "Anne and Emmett" presented by Theatre MSU. The Janet Langhart Cohen drama highlights Anne Frank, a 13-year-old Jewish girl whose diary provided insight into the Holocaust, and Till, a 14-year-old African American youth whose murder in Mississippi sparked the American Civil Rights Movement. Hackman and Mayers performed the lead roles in the production.