Monday, February 16, 2015

MUSICAL ABOUT WRONGFUL LYNCHING BROUGHT TO LIFE AT UCPAC THIS WEEKEND

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Bullet Theatre Collaborative presents

PARADE

WHEN: February 20 – 28; Fridays & Saturdays 8 PM; Sunday, Feb. 22, 3 PM
WHERE: Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
TICKETS: $20 general admission: $12 students/seniors with ID
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The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder is brought to theatrical life.

In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning Parade explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds.

With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs For a New World, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America’s history.

BULLET THEATRE COLLABORATIVE is a creative team of young, professional theatre artists developing high-quality performance, design, and technical opportunities in the theatre community.