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Performances occur on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 05/01/20-05/17/20. Visit nearwesttheatre.org for specific dates and performances.
Where will you stand when the flood comes? Parade tells the heart-wrenching, true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Atlanta who was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of his 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in 1913. Beginning with a Memorial Day Parade 51 years after the Civil War, this musical expertly tells the story of an American South trying to maintain its pre-war identity, a newspaper man looking for his big break, an ambitious prosecutor, and at its heart, the love story between a husband and wife as their world is being ripped apart. The momentous case drew national attention to antisemitism and was pivotal to the founding of the Anti-Defamation League, as well as the reviving of the Ku Klux Klan in the South. With a score penned by Jason Robert Brown, Parade features music that is beautiful and haunting and a book that demonstrates a bold willingness to dive into the complexities of early 20th century social relationships in the South.
- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 3 p.m.
Ticket information: $10 General Admission / $25 Star Seats