The critically lauded Off-Broadway production of The Exonerated, based on the stories of prisoners who were found to be innocent after having spent years on death row, will be even more true-to-life during the week of November 17 when four of the exonerees whose tales are told in the piece -- Kerry Max Cook, Gary Gauger, Sunny Jacobs, and Delbert Tibbs -- will play themselves. Collectively, the four spent 45 years on death row for crimes they did not commit.

Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen and directed by Bob Balaban, The Exonerated is based on interviews that Blank and Jensen conducted beginning in 2000. The New York production opened at the Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street) on October 10, 2002 and subsequently won a Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, a National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion of Justice Award, and Court TV's Annual Scales of Justice Award. A 14-city national tour of the show began on October 7 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Tickets for the Off-Broadway production may be purchased by calling 212-307-4100, through the website www.ticketmaster.com, or at The Culture Project box office.