BoHo Theatre to Close Season with PARADE, 1019-11/16
BoHo Theatre closes out its milestone 10th anniversary season with the stirring musical Parade, directed by Linda Fortunato (Jeff-Award winner for Choreography for BoHo's Kiss of the Spider Woman) with music direction by Matt Deitchman. Opening in October at Theater Wit, Parade tells the story of the trial of Leo Frank, a northern Jew accused of the murder of a teenage worker in his Southern factory. This Tony Award-winning musical by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) shines a revealing light on the intolerance and racial tension that continues to haunt America, as well as the endurance of love and hope against all odds. Parade represents the Bohemian Pillar of Love in BoHo's 2013/2014 Season.
The story of Parade is based on actual events which continue to haunt historians and legal experts to this day. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, was put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Daring, innovative and bold, Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral observation about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
The cast features Jim DeSelm as Leo Frank, with Russell Alan Rowe, Angela Alise, Sarah Bockel, Christa Buck, Nathan Carroll, Lillie Cummings, Scott Danielson, Cole Doman, Eric Lewis, Michael Potsic, Rus Rainear, Lorenzo Rush Jr., Rachel Shapiro, and Peyton Tinder.
Performance run: October 19 - November 16, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available now online at www.BoHoTheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Tickets are $27 for Friday & Saturdays, $25 for Thursdays and Sundays, with discounts available for seniors and students.