“A century after the murder of Leo Frank, ‘Parade’ — now staged in Chicago — is a devastatingly relevant piece of drama”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Powerful musical recounts Atlanta lynching of falsely accused Jewish man
by Ronit Bezalel
June 25, 2017

Chicagoland theater goers have a must-see play in their midst. Even a century after the events that inspired it, the suburban Writers Theatre‘s new production of Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s Tony Award winning show “Parade” is still a devastatingly relevant piece of drama. This 1998 musical is based on the early 20th century trial and lynching of Leo Frank (Patrick Andrews), a dapper Jewish Brooklynite living in Atlanta. In 1913, Frank is falsely accused of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan (Caroline Heffernan), an employee at the National Pencil Factory, where he is her supervisor. READ MORE

Buy tickets for Parade extended through July 15, at Writers Theatre, Glencoe, IL

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