With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colourful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving examination of the darkest corners of America’s history.
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13 year old Mary Phagan. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist journalist and a caretaker’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.
Daring, innovative and bold, Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of xenophobia, prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
Book by Alfred Uhry
Music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Co-Conceived by Harold Prince
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York.
This production isn't eligible for free tickets via the Lancaster Arts' Student & Under 26 Membership Scheme