July 08, 8pm
July 09, 8pm
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? Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, "The Exonerated" attempts to answer this question in 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. It moves between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons. The stories were compiled and edited by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen into a 90-minute play that is both a riveting work of theater and an exploration of the dark side of the American criminal justice system. "The Exonerated," a collaboration of the Gallo Center Repertory Company and Sankofa Theatre Company, will be directed by Jim Johnson. ADULT CONTENT.