New York City
Set in Atlanta in 1913, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man by the name of Leo Frank is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Based on true historical events and adapted for the stage by an acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown (Songs For A New World, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America’s history amid themes of religious intolerance, political injustice, and racial tension that pervade the dogmatic landscape of today.
One Night Only: October 14, 2023