Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys at Ahmanson Theatre
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The last date listed for The Scottsboro Boys was Sunday June 30, 2013 / 1:00pm.
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Featured review from DevRed Velvet
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Interesting play, with an interesting post-play discussion. The real events of The Scostsboro Boys were brought to stage through minstrelsy, which rubbed me the wrong way. The post-play discussion enlightened me to why this creative choice was made, but as discussion was riling, it seemed that a professional counseling session may have needed to follow. Still, recommended to support for the story, the phenomenal acting and singing, and the effort behind bringing African-American themes to light--by any means necessary.
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The subject is the true story of nine black young men accused of raping two white women while riding a box car in the early 30s. They are convicted and sentenced to death, but rescued from the gallows by a landmark Supreme Court opinion. But...continued
The show run time is one hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.
The show is recommended for children ages 16 and older because of mature content.
This production contains strobe lights and recorded gun shots.