KC Theatre Department’s production of “The Exonerated” by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen premieres 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Van Cliburn Auditorium.
The play is a documentary about six individuals who were tried, convicted of rape and/or murder and sent to prison. They all spent time on death row, ranging from two to 22 years. Eventually they were proven innocent and their convictions were reversed.
Every word in the play is taken from actual interviews, letters and court records.
Since the time of the interviews in the summer of 2000, more than 200 people in the U.S. have been released from death row on wrongful convictions.
Performances will continue 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 27, to Friday, March 1, and will conclude with a 2:30 p.m. performance Sunday, March 3. There will not be a Saturday performance due to the Bach Festival scheduled in the auditorium.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and $4 for students with a KC ID.
For reservations, call Kathy Barber, director, at 903-983-8126. The box office will open one hour prior to each performance.
Michael Atkins is the set/technical designer for the production.
Barber said this play contains adult themes with adult language and she suggests no student under age 14 attend.
Children under age 6 and late arrivals will not be admitted.