The Knights of Mary Phagan

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Opened Jan 28, 2005
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

"a riveting, tension-filled experience with a superb ensemble" LA WEEKLY -- PICK OF THE WEEK "gripping throughout...elevating the production to a don't-miss status is a spellbinding ensemble" BACKSTAGE WEST -- CRITIC'S PICK "abundant with drama and suspense...the innovative staging is cinematic" NOHO LA -- RECOMMENDED 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. Nominated for 7 NAACP theater awards in 2002, including Best Play, The Knights of Mary Phagan is a gripping reality check, exposing one of America's darkest moments.

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