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Scott Turow Joining Post-Show Discussion for Next Theatre’s “The Exonerated”
Best-selling novelist Scott Turow will be joining recent exoneree Juan Rivera, as well as Jeff Urdangen (Director, Center for Criminal Defense, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law) for the opening night post-show discussion about “The Exonerated,” a co-production between Evanston’s Next Theatre and Northwestern’s Theater and Interpretation Center.
It’s all happening Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.
Based on interviews conducted by playwrights Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, “The Exonerated” follows six former Death Row prisoners whose convictions were reversed. From their trials, to their incarcerations, to their eventual releases, this award-winning play uses the words of these innocent men and women as they share the stories of everything and everyone they lost when they were wrongly convicted. They also talk about the lives they are working to rebuild. The performances here will feature a cast of professional and student artists working together on this exploration of the criminal justice system.
Performances of “The Exonerated” will run April 19-May 5, and are co-produced by Next Theatre and the Interpretation Center at Northwestern University (presented in partnership with The Center on Wrongful Convictions). For tickets ($10-$25), call (847) 491-7282 or visit www.nexttheatre.org.