We wanted to give you a quick update on the progress of our most recent production, "The Exonerated." The purpose of this production is to raise funds in support of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC), a local nonprofit that works to correct and prevent the wrongful conviction of innocent people in Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming.
"The Exonerated" is a docudrama written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen about five men and a woman who spent from two to 22 years on Death Row for crimes they didn’t commit.
In the last 30 years over 150 death row inmates, as well as over 1,500 other wrongfully convicted men and women, have been exonerated in the United States. The RMIC is just one of the organizations paving the road to justice.
Tickets can reserved in advance at the People Productions website (www.peopleproductions.org), or purchased at the door.
Here are the members of the cast of "The Exonerated."
Rodney O'Neil Lewis (David Keaton)
Paul Boruff (Gary Gauger) and Nan Weber (Sue Gauger)
Jan Peterson (Sunny Jacobs)
Heather Maughan (Sandra Cook)
McKenna Jensen (Georgia Hayes) and Calbert Beck (Robert Early Hayes)
Earl Burnett (Delbert Tibbs)
Curley Green (David/Robert)
Bill Gillane (Man #2), Ward Chapman (Kerry Max Cook), and Sean Svenney (Man #1)
Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang- Talkback
Saturday, June 13, 2015
7:30 pm performance immediately followed by the talkback
Sugar Space West Theater
130 South 800 West, Salt Lake City
A Chinese-American playwright protests the casting of Caucasian actors in Asian roles, only to unwittingly cast a White man as the lead in one of his own plays. What begins as a hilarious social comedy becomes a serious look at the question of who we are.
Following the performance, join the cast and director of Yellow Face for refreshments and a deeper exploration of the themes of the play.
Reserve tickets ($15 for adults, $10 for students & seniors): www.peopleproductions.org
Yellow Face is playing at Sugar Space West weekends May 29 – June 14. Please visit www.thesugarspace.com for performance details.
The talkback is proudly presented by Voices of Diversity