Pioneer Performance Series Presents "The Exonerated"

2/7/2008

The Suffolk University Performing Arts Office presents its Pioneer Performance Series production of  “The Exonerated,” a play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen that tells the stories of six people who were wrongly convicted of capital crimes and were exonerated after spending years in prison on Death Row.

The production is directed by Kristen Baker, director of the Performing Arts Office, and features performances by members of the University community including students Sharif Butler, Gustave Cadet, Clarence Flanders, and Brian LeFort; Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism Vicki Karns, Jeremy Solomons, English Department, and John Hames of the Center for International Education. 

Performances
1 p.m. & 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple St., Boston

Tickets are free and available at The HUB in the Donahue Building lobby, 41 Temple St. or by contacting the Performing Arts Office at 617-305-6307 or performingarts@suffolk.edu.


Innocence Project Lecture
The Performing Arts Office, in conjunction with the production of “The Exonerated,” is sponsoring a lecture by Dennis Maher of the Innocence Project at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 in the C. Walsh Theatre.  Maher was wrongly convicted of two rapes and was exonerated by DNA evidence after spending 19 years in prison.  He was represented by the New England Innocence Project and the Innocence Project in New York. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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