The Comedy of Errors
William Shakespeare; dir: Aaron Posner.
Parade is an epic American musical, the true story of Leo Frank’s trial and lynching in Atlanta, 1913. Ostracized for his faith and Northern heritage, Jewish factory manager Leo Frank is accused of murdering a teenaged factory girl the day of the annual Confederate Memorial Day parade. The incident gave birth to the premier Jewish civil rights organization, The Anti-Defamation League and, on the other end of the spectrum, the rebirth of the KKK. With a music score that combines pop-rock, folk, R/B and gospel, it is a riveting murder mystery, a gripping courtroom drama, a moving love story, a searing social commentary and, in the words of its Pulitzer Prize-winning author, “It is an entertainment.”