Parade: A Tragic and True Story

Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Parade

Sponsored in part through the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund, the School of Theatre presents the tragic and true story of the trial and lynching of Leo Frank in this special presentation featured as part of ArtWeek Boston—April 29–May 6 at Boston University Theatre

The School of Theatre at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University is pleased to present Parade, the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, a man wrongly accused of murder—April 29–May 6 at Boston University Theater.

Parade
Book by Alfred Uhry | Music + Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown | Directed by Clay Hopper
April 29 – May 6, 2016
Friday, April 29, 8pm
Saturday, April 30, 8pm
Sunday, May 1, 7pm
Tuesday, May 3, 7:30pm (ArtWeek Boston Talk-Back)
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30pm
Thursday, May 5, 7:30pm
Friday, May 6, 8pm
Boston University Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston)
Tickets: $12 General Public, Free with BU ID at the door, day of performance, subject to availability.
bostontheatrescene.com | 617-933-8600

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice, and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning musical explores the endurance of love and hope against all 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. A featured event of ArtWeek Boston, the May 3rd performance of Parade will include a Post-Show Talk-Back with members of the company led by Director Clay Hopper.

The production is sponsored in part through the Stewart F. Lane (CFA’73) and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund, a generous commitment from the Tony Award-winning Broadway producers to enhance the School’s musical theatre curriculum by creating an elective musical theatre program as well as producing one musical per year.

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