A Bronx theater company mounts hard hitting show that explores the injustice in the American Justice System. Center Stage Community Playhouse continues its’ 42st season in February with Jessica Blank’s and Erik Jensen’s award winning play The Exonerated, directed by Holland Renton.
Sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit, The Exonerated portrays how it actually happened to six diverse individuals.
Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, The Exonerated tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words. The six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong—and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.
“This is a powerful and thought provoking play,” remarks Ms. Renton. “It is an important piece that shows the human flaws in our judicial system. More than that, though, this is a piece about the capacity of an individual to move forward with life even in the bleakest of circumstances.”
Preview on February 3, 2011
Performance Dates: February 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13, 2011. Evenings at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets for may be purchased online here or at the door. Tickets may be reserved by calling 718-823-6434. Prices are: $12.00 for Preview, $18.00 for General Admission, $15.00 for Student/Senior; $16 for Bronx Cultural Card.
Darek Black as David
Brad Crownover as Gary
Jared DeWese as Robert
Sandra Ehrlich as Sunny
Crystal Isaac as Georgia
Kevin Kelly as Male Ensemble
Elliot Robinson as Delbert
Eric Schuster as Kerry
Dennis Whetsel as Male Ensemble
Basia Zak as Sandra/Sue
Holland Renton, Director
Hank Sbrocco, Producer
Jennifer Cassara, Stage Manager
Sebastian Adamo, Lighting Design
Jason Bolen, Scenic Design
German Bosquez, Sound Design
Center Stage Community Playhouse is a non-profit organization, providing quality theatrical entertainment by local talent since 1969. The Theater consistently produces shows in the Bronx that rival those produced in the off-off Broadway theaters of Manhattan. CSCP is located at Foster Hall, 2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10461 and may be reached by phone at 347-789-7184 or through the website here.