KC Theatre Department’s performance of “The Exonerated” continues 7:30 tonight and concludes with a 2:30 matinee Sunday in Van Cliburn Auditorium in the Turk Fine Arts Center.
The play, by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, is a documentary about six individuals who were tried, convicted 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.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for all KC 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 director for the production.
Barber said this play contains adult themes with adult language and she suggests no one under age 14 attend.
Children under age 6 and late arrivals will not be admitted.
Talking and/or texting will not be permitted.
There will not be a Saturday performance due to the Bach Festival scheduled in the auditorium.