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The Pennsylvania Innocence Project, The Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project, and PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY have collaborated to offer a performance of The Scottsboro Boys + 2 CLE credit program + reception. Performances are at 1pm and 7pm, the program begins at 3:15 pm, reception immediately following. The CLE program features an in-depth look at the Scottsboro Case, the politics of race and justice, and the blight of wrongful convictions with distinguished panelists including the Honorable Louis H. Pollak, whose dad argued the Scottsboro cases in the U.S. Supreme Court; Dan T. Carter, author of the definitive book on the Scottsboro Boys case, Scottsboro – A Tragedy of the American South; Professors Randall Kennedy and Marie Gottschalk, authors of landmark works on American criminal justice; three Philadelphia lawyers who have obtained the exoneration of inmates sentenced to death or life imprisonment; and a Pennsylvania exoneree.
Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, The Scottsboro Boys explores the infamous 1930s Scottsboro Case in which a group of African American boys are falsely accused of a terrible crime, ultimately provoking outrage that sparked the American Civil Rights movement. The Scottsboro Boys is the definition of inspired musical theater with a gorgeous and melodic score and brilliant choreography you won't soon forget.
"The best new musical of the year - a cause for rejoicing!" - Entertainment Weekly
"Powerful & provocative. An absolute marvel!" - Associated Press