Photo Flash: PARADE Opens Next Month at the Omaha Community Playhouse
Parade, the true story of a Jewish man wrongfully accused of murdering a young girl in a small Southern town, will run at the Omaha Community Playhouse February 9 - March 11, 2018 in the Howard Drew Theatre.
Parade is the Tony Award-winning musical based around the trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish man wrongfully accused of murder in Marietta, Georgia in 1913. Religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tensions are already prevalent in this small Southern town, and when reporters begin to sensationalize the case, the likelihood of a fair trial is put in jeopardy. With a book by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and music by Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, The Bridges Of Madison County), this true story reveals the beauty of the human condition, even when faced with tragedy.
Disclaimer: Contains language and situations related to racial tension and mob violence.
The events surrounding the investigation and the trial of Leo Frank led to the birth of the Jewish civil rights organization, the Anti-Defamation League. Following the Sunday, February 25 performance, staff members from the Omaha chapter of the Anti-Defamation League will participate in a post-show discussion about the history of the ADL. Open to all attendees of that day's performance.
Photo credit Colin Conces Photography
James Verderamo as Leo Frank
Chloe Irwin as Mary Phagan
Megan Kelly as Lucille Frank and James Verderamo as Leo Frank