Andraes Hunt as David Keating in The Exonerated. PHOTO BY GARY GRIFFIN
WRITTEN BY Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen
DIRECTED BY Malinda L. Beckham
MARCH 9 ‒ 24, 2018
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
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RUNTIME: 90 minutes (no intermission)
FINALIST FOR 2018
Houston Theater Awards by Houston Press for
BEST SOUNDBEST LIGHTING
Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files, and public record, The Exonerated is based on the true stories of six criminally convicted survivors of death row. Moving between first-person narrative and scenes set in courtrooms, bars, and prisons, these six interwoven stories reflect upon the American criminal justice system and the inspiration that helped them survive, and eventually escape death row. Come hear these stories of creativity, inventiveness, spirituality, internal strength, mediation, connectivity, and other innermost qualities the survivors cultivated to not only survive death row, but then recover in the outside world.
Photos by Gary Griffin
READ THE HOUSTON PRESS REVIEW
...one of the most pressing, nuanced and emotionally present productions of the season.
READ THE MONTGOMERY COURIER REVIEW
This production is a gift that asks us to find a way to ensure that no American is ever robbed of the simple joy that is freedom..
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With The Exonerated, Dirt Dogs has pushed its way into the top tier of this city’s theatres. Go. Now.
Go check this out, especially for John Baker’s gorgeous lighting, and Malinda L. Beckham’s wonderful direction. Don’t miss it!
Four words: GO SEE THE EXONERATED!!!
The lighting is powerful, and the use of voices in the dark is haunting.
... don’t miss Dirt Dogs’ latest triumph The Exonerated, a harrowing master class in the fine art of character acting.
...kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
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