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The Exonerated

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The Secret Theatre presents a new staging of this dramatic exploration of the dark side of the American criminal justice system.  More…

What effect does it have on a person--a soul, a life--to have freedom and self-respect stripped away and then, ostensibly, returned years later after decades of incarceration? 'The Exonerated' attempts to answer this question through the words of six innocent men and women who, after years in jail, emerged from death row to try to reclaim what was left of their lives.  

Warning: This production includes gun shots and scenes of rape and murder. 

1h 45m | Already closed | The Secret Theatre (Queens)

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June 4th, 2018
"This is an emotionally riveting play with an extraordinarily talented cast. In turn, we hear the stories of six wrongfully convicted individuals. The Exonerated has a substantive book that follows the characters from the time of their arrest through to the difficulties they face readjusting afte...
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June 7th, 2018
"90 minutes of uninterrupted testimony. The focus is on the wrongful arrests, their excruciating time spent in prison, and the aftermath of their proven innocence. Less time is spent on the mechanisms involved in righting the wrongs...The 10 very talented performers play multiple roles...The cast...
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June 15th, 2018
“Explores the dark side of our criminal justice system...An unsettling, hard-hitting documentary play recounted the riveting stories of six former death row inmates using their own words, from court transcripts, interviews and letters...Issues of race, law enforcement and the death penalty were b...
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