Historical Drama The Knights of Mary Phagan
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. Learn More
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Pick of the Week: “A riveting, tension-filled experience with a superb ensemble.” —L.A. Weekly
Critics Pick: “Gripping throughout…elevating the production to a don’t-miss status is a spellbinding ensemble.” —Backstage West
“A powerful, unfussy staging at Theatre 68.” —L.A. Times
“Gritty, thoughtful and provocative…an absorbing evening of theater.” —Hollywood Reporter
It was the trial that tore Atlanta apart, causing a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and the formation of the Anti-Defamation League. The Knights of Mary Phagan recounts the trial of Leo Frank, the Jewish factory manager falsely accused of murdering a 13 year-old girl in 1913. For an America still healing from a conflict that defined a nation, the Leo Frank case was the wake-up call that took 70 years to answer. Jesse Waldinger’s critically acclaimed stage play tells the riveting story surrounding the one-time office boy who came forward in 1983 to finally disclose what he saw on April 26th 1913.