[URBANTH-L] ANN: Prisons in Critical Perspective, Two Plays Touring Ohio and the U.S. (starring Staughton Lynd)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Fri Apr 6 19:03:04 EDT 2007

A Critical Look at the Prison-Industrial Complex

In the tradition of the play The Exonerated comes Lucasville: The Untold 
of a Prison Uprising. However, unlike the former death row prisoners in The
Exonerated, the subjects of this play are still sentenced to be executed, 
still pursuing
their appeals, and still struggling against injustice.

"Lucasville" is a moving and powerful theatre presentation, written with the
cooperation of the five men who were sentenced to death for their alleged 
roles in
the 1993 uprising that rocked the maximum-security prison in Lucasville, 
Civil Rights activist and historian, Staughton Lynd, who is the author of 
upon which the play is based, will have a cameo role, as a judge, in this

"Clarence Darrow: The Search for Justice" will engage our government and
justice system in a presentation that trembles with inescapable timeliness. 
Darrow is not always the hero or at his best, but with serious legal 
problems of
his own that scarred and haunted him forever. Famous for his work in the
Scopes "Monkey" Trial, Darrow also fought against the death penalty and 
102 men from execution. Gary L. Anderson is nationally renowned as the
actor portraying Darrow. "Anderson's Darrow is in the same league as
Holbrook's Mark Twain." Eureka Times Standard

Both plays are touring cities in Ohio throughout April.

April 11 Portsmouth
April 14 Cincinnati
April 15 Toledo
April 18 Andover
April 21 Columbus
April 22 Athens
April 28 Cleveland
April 29 Youngstown

Seating Prices:
$15 for each show
$12 for each show for students/seniors
$25 for both shows. No one turned away because of inability to pay.

For more information about the plays, or to purchase your ticket online,
call 216-472-2209, or go to the ACLU Ohio website:

These two plays are going to tour nationally, after Lucasville's Ohio debut.
If you're interested in bringing the plays to your city, contact Gary 
Anderson at:
americanlegends at sbcglobal.net 

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