PARADE 4th street theater chesterton indiana memorial weekend

Parade – A Musical True Story! Chesterton

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Date(s) - 05/27/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

4th Street Theater


The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder is brought to theatrical life.

Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning Parade explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds. With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colorful 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 thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and, eventually, his assimilated 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 prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten. Groups looking for powerful, moving theatrical experiences will need to look no further than this unforgettable show.

Performances: May 25, 26, 27, June 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, & 10
Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
4th Street Theater is located at 125 N Fourth St, Chesterton, 8pm on Fri and Sat; 3pm on Sundays, $18, For more infomation call or click: 219-926-7875.
Shows often sell out due to our very limited seating (only 50 seats per show!) Call 219-926-7875 or visit Brown Paper Tickets to reserve tickets online.

Sue Baxter

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