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SEASON 2 | 2017–2018

Andraes Hunt as David Keating in The Exonerated. PHOTO BY GARY GRIFFIN

WRITTEN BY Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen
DIRECTED BY Malinda L. Beckham

THE EXONERATED

MARCH 9 ‒ 24, 2018

MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

RUNTIME: 90 minutes       (no intermission)

FINALIST FOR 2018

Houston Theater Awards by Houston Press for

BEST SOUNDBEST LIGHTING
BEST ENSEMBLE

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.

The Story

star-solid
star-solid

“Absolutely Magical”

Photos by Gary Griffin

The Reviews

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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..

The Promotion

MEET THE CAST

The Reaction

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.

The Exonerated Team

CAST

Todd Thigpen

Robert

Travis Ammons

Kerry

Andraes Hunt

David

CREATIVE TEAM

John Baker

Lighting Design

Melissa J. Marek

Assistant Director

Allie Villines

Music Direction & Soundscape

John Patterson

Composer & Musician

John Patterson

Gary

Gary Griffin

Photographer & Lobby Artist

Holly Vogt Wilkison

Sunny

CREW

Blake Smith

Stage Manager

Trevor B. Cone

Production Manager

Erin Newsom

Sound & Light Board Operator

Bill Giffen

Jesse/Ensemble

Katrina Elllsworth Ammons

Sandra/Ensemble

Melissa J. Marek

Sue/Ensemble

Niesha Bentley

Georgia

Jimmy Vollman

Rhodes/Ensemble

Dave Osbie Shepard

Delbert

Michael Pickett

Ensemble

Malinda L. Beckham

Director, Scenic & Costume Design