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The Exonerated

by Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen

Venue Liberty Hall Theatre
Date 29 Sep - 30 Sep 7.30pm
30 Sep 2.30pm
1 Oct 6.00pm
3 Oct - 7 Oct 7.30pm
7 Oct 2.30pm
8 Oct 6.00pm
10 Oct - 14 Oct 7.30pm
14 Oct 2.30pm
Duration 1hr 30mins



Directed by Bob Balaban
With members from the original New York and London ensemble. Guest performers to be announced.

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Imagine everything you did between the years of 1976 and 1992. Now remove all of it. Those 16 years were taken away from Sunny Jacobs, convicted and sentenced to death for a crime she did not commit. But her story is not unique. The Exonerated shares the true stories of six innocent survivors of death row. Their stories, told in their own words.

Heart-breaking and uplifting verbatim theatre, The Exonerated is a powerful take on the death penalty. A major hit in New York, Edinburgh and most recently London, it has attracted guest cast names such as Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon, Stockard Channing, Mia Farrow, Alanis Morissette, Gabriel Byrne and Vanessa Redgrave in the past.

With very few exceptions, each word spoken in the play comes from public record: 'found' legal documents, a transcript, a letter or an article about the case. But the vast majority of the piece is as it was said by the actual participants.

The Exonerated relates what it is like to be wrongly accused and convicted, what it is like to be on death row, and what it is like to get out and be in the world again. This is not primarily a play about anger and revenge. It is a play about strength, hope, redemption and forgiveness.

Original New York and London productions by Riverside Studios, The Culture Project (New York), Jane Bergere, Dede Harris, Ruth Hendel, Mort Swinsky and Cheryl Wiesenfeld.

Not suitable for children.

"THAT RARE THING: A PIECE OF THEATRE THAT CAN UNCONTROVERTIBLY CLAIM TO HAVE CHANGED PEOPLE'S LIVES” - Time Out

" THESE REAL-LIFE STORIES OF LIFE ON DEATH ROW ARE GRIPPING, HARROWING - BUT NEVER DEPRESSING - HIGHLY EFFECTIVE, SUPERBLY ELOQUENT - I FOUND MYSELF GRIPPED” - The Daily Telegraph

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