The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
October 6 - 30, 2011
Directed by Edward Morgan
A ten member ensemble cast playing 37 roles: Olivia Dawson, Lisa Golda, Ethan Henry, Bo Johnson, Lee Palmer, James Pickering, Rick Richter, Jonathan L. Wainwright, Alfred H. Wilson and Tami Workentin
In their own words, THE EXONERATED tells the true stories of six people sent to Death Row for crimes they did not commit. Bungled investigations, political expedience or outright racism contribute to the injustice that robs these and many others of years of life. Through tireless advocacy and an unshakable belief in their innocence, the six brave souls earn their release but are left to deal with the aftermath of an American justice system that failed them.
"THE EXONERATED an ideal choice for inaugurating Next Act's bigger but still intimate new home in the Fifth Ward."
"...it touches the heart without manipulating it...The cast did well..."
This production was Co-Sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation and Gordana and Milan Racic. This project was supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.