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The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, a man wrongly accused of murder. 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 (The Last Five Years), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America's history. In 1913, 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. Daring, innovative, and bold, Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.

Sponsored in part by the Stewart F. Lane (CFA ’74) and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund.

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes 

A talk-back will be held after the 7:30pm performance Tuesday, May. 3.

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