Coyote on a Fence

Opened Mar 29, 2000
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Urban Stages presents Bruce Graham's new play about prisoners on Death Row. Coyote on a Fence is a story ripped from today's headlines. Two inmates, political activist John Brennan and white-power racist Bobby Alvin Reyburn, are in prison on "the row" awaiting the electric chair. John is a literate and articulate man who plays chess by mail, lobbies for Truffault films to be shown on the rec room television and publishes a newspaper from his cell called The Death Row Advocate. It is this "hobby" that attracts the ire of prison officials, as well as the attention of Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Sam Fried.

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