News 03.02.07

“The Exonerated” theater performances in Galveston, TX and New York

The winner of the 2003 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, "The Exonerated" brings the stories of six wrongly convicted people to the stage. In the play, actors tell the stories of Sunny Jacobs, Gary Gauger, Kerry Max Cook, Robert Earl Hayes, David Keaton and Delbert Tibbs, all of whom were exonerated from death row. (DNA evidence was not central to any of the six exonerations, so they are not included in the 195 DNA exonerations tracked by the Innocence Project.)

The play opens at

The Strand Theater in Galveston, TX

on March 9 and will run through April 1. A panel discussion will be held after the March 10 performance. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $15-$22.

In Garden City, New York, the play will be performed next weekend (March 9 and 10) at the

Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island

. Innocence Project Co-Director Peter Neufeld will lead an audience discussion after the March 10 performance. Tickets are $20; $10 for students with IDs.

More information is available here

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An acclaimed filmed version of the play starring Susan Sarandon, Delroy Lindo, Aidan Quinn, Danny Glover, Brian Dennehy and others aired on CourtTV in 2005 and is available for rental at

Netflix

and purchase at

Amazon.com

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