The Exonerated
July 3, 2003 9:09 AM   Subscribe

The Exonerated
Want to see some great theater and learn a bit about our great system of justice and capital punishment? Then The Exonerated may be the show for you.

The other night I went to see The Exonerated, which has been playing Off Broadway since last fall and is also appearing in theaters around the country this year. Composed wholly from court records and interviews by playwrights Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, this documentary drama recounts true tales of horror from the American criminal-justice system. The actors sit downstage and read their parts as the stories of six innocent citizens condemned to death row unfold. If this sounds like a worthy endeavor, it is; if it sounds dull or didactic, it isn’t.
posted by nofundy (2 comments total)
I've seen this show and it was truly great.

I've never been so heartbroken in my life as I was when one of the stories took a terrible turn. Everyone should see it. Especially people that are for the death penalty.
posted by n9 at 9:46 AM on July 3, 2003

Here's a thread on The Innocents which Conason mentions at the end of his column.
posted by homunculus at 1:39 PM on July 3, 2003

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