Stylized, Theatrical Production Liberty Injustice at the Lex
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the show was excellent. it speaks truth (complete with bibliography documenting the sorces of the facts). This play is not intended to sway the right-wing republican, conservative, christian, straight, white, american voters. rather, it examines power and the corruption of power in post 9/11 america. it looks at the how our rights and civil liberties have been diminished in the name of homeland security. it points out us connections between the current u.s. executive administration and some real "evil doers". it lets us see and hear things the media won't show or tell us. the play is very well written, acted and directed. it is as contemorary as theatre gets. it is entertaining, funny, scary, informative and provocative, all at the same time. i recommend it to all people concerned about the future of our country. mission accomplished.
Jonelle Allen (of TV's "Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman" and a former Tony nominee) stars as Ellen, an attorney and civil rights advocate who has built a reputation defending the despised. Approaching a much needed early retirement, she is called upon to accept one last case: that of a sheik implicated in terrorism. She is plunged into a nightmare of coercion, deceit and murder as she confronts the conspiratorial activities of agents of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, and her own civil liberties and those of people close to her are abruptly canceled.
Playwright W. Colin McKay describes his new play "Liberty Injustice" as a work of agit-prop, having a very distinct political perspective and attitude. Fair and balanced? You bet, just like Fox News is, but from the other side of the political fence. McKay says he will make a bibliography of sources documenting the facts he asserts available to theatre patrons...something television pundits don't do for their audiences. He also plans to be available to answer questions and discuss issues after each performance.
The play is highly stylized and theatrical. While
serious in substance, it is told with both humor and drama.
Two of McKay's previous plays were produced by Blue Sphere Alliance at the Lex: "Children Of Shame," which enjoyed critical acclaim and an extended run; and "Nagasaki Dust," which had a record-setting four-month run and was nominated by the American Theater Critics Association as Best New Play. Among his other plays are the award-winning "Shadow War" and "Gentleman's War." He has also written for television and film.
Anthony Barnao, Artistic Director of Blue Sphere Alliance, directs the highly stylized and very theatrical "Liberty Injustice." He has received critical acclaim for many of the shows he has directed at the Lex and other L.A. venues over the past several years. Barnao is also a casting director for film and television.
In addition to Ms. Allen, the cast includes Tai Bennett, Jason Coulter, Elizabeth Graham, Gabriel Gutierrez, Adam Kaiz, Morgan Margolis, Sam Paik, Robert Sampson, Greg Suddeth and Maher Tadros.
Set design: Anthony Barnao. Lighting design: Kathi O'Donohue. Costume design: Laura Quiroz. Properties: Eddie Singletary. Production stage manager: Jeshanah Naranjo.
The characters of "Liberty Injustice" experience the curtailing of their Constitutionally-granted freedoms by those in power who seek to seize even more power.
See "Liberty Injustice"...while you still can.