A Night of Theater

A Night of Theater - A Night of Theater My wife and I...

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A Night of Theater My wife and I recently went to see “The Exonerated” at UB’s abc theater. We made a night of it, getting dressed up and going out for dinner first. We have seen theatrical productions a number of times and looked forward to an enjoyable evening together. When we arrived at the theater one word came to mind, intimate. There were perhaps 50 people in attendance and we were all in close proximity to the stage. The setup of the stage was very sparse, almost non-existent. The props consisted of 14 chairs on a black wooden platform, one for each member of the cast. There were no costumes to speak of, just street clothes. The play told the story of 11 death row inmates who were exonerated of their crimes, some at the last minute. The storyline bounced from character to character, each telling the circumstances of the alleged crimes, and how they were railroaded through the justice system. Behind the 12 main characters were 2 chairs in which sat the chorus. The chorus consisted of 2 men who would play the part of the police, judges, attorneys, and
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