Execution of Justice: The Trial of Harvey Milk's Assassin
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The last date listed for Execution of Justice was Thursday February 23, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins, turn their attention to the westernization of Japan. This challenging period in Japanese history is told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is one of Sondheim's lesser known works, and a chance to see it performed is a treat. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. Learn More
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Featured review from ueaman
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It really was an extraordinary evening of theater ! And to think it was performed by students ! All the more fantastic ! It was a fast-paced, thoughtful, insightful and 'measured' re-enactment of the events up to and including the assassinations and trial.
The acting, requiring a number of actors to assume different roles, was really 'top-notch' and fully evoked each character's nuances and personalities.
And, on a virtual 'shoestring', the production was imaginative and exciting.
Truly a night at the theater NOT to be missed !
Emily Mann, playwright
Elaine Vaan Hogue, director
A brilliant portrayal of the Dan White trial after the 1978 assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and gay city supervisor Harvey Milk of San Francisco. Renowned playwright Mann tells the story in a provocative and multilayered way, posing as many questions as answers about a tragic chapter in the city’s transition to its current political and social climate.
About the Ticket Supplier: Boston University College of Fine Arts
The Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre is a leading conservatory for the study of acting, stage management, design, production, and all aspects of the theatrical profession. These programs of study are enriched by the School’s access to the greater liberal arts programs at Boston University. The School of Theatre values the notion of “the new conservatory” and seeks to provide students with opportunities for artistic growth through a rigorous curriculum, professional connections, and an emphasis on collaboration and new work. The School’s academic programs and several special initiatives, including the Boston University New Play Initiative and Boston Center for American Performance – the professional extension of the School of Theatre, enable the School of Theatre to put these core values into practice.