Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Young Vic's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS with Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon & More
The Young Vic and Catherine Schreiber present the UK premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The production stars original Broadway cast members Colman Domingo, who reprises his Tony Award nominated role of Mr. Bones, and Forrest McClendon, who plays Mr. Tambo. Also in the Young Vic cast fresh from Broadway are Christian Dante-White (Charles Weems) and Clinton Roane (Roy Wright). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in rehearsal below!
The Scottsboro Boys tells the true story of nine young black men, aged between 12 and 19, travelling on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931 in search of a new life. By the end of their journey, their lives had been changed forever. Two white women falsely accused the nine of rape. Although one woman recanted, although the court treatment was a tragic miscarriage of justice, they were all convicted. Their subsequent trials and appeals, lasting seven years, deeply divided the nation.
The Scottsboro boys had a powerful effect on American history and on the American Civil Rights Movement. Their trial led to the passage of two pivotal Supreme Court rulings, including the right to proper legal representation and the right to trial by a jury of one's peers, specifically ensuring that black people could no longer be excluded from juries. But back in 1931, behind the screaming headlines, nine young men were desperate to prove to the world that they were human beings and that they mattered.
The Scottsboro Boys will play from 18 October - 23 November in the Young Vic Main House (press: Tuesday 29 October at 7pm).
Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik
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