AY 25 – JUL 1
THE DIRECTORS COMPANY IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHASE MISHKIN, BARBARA & BUDDY FREITAG, AND INVICTUS THEATER COMPANY Presents
Directed by MICHAEL PARVA
‘EXCEPTIONAL! SUPERBLY PLAYED!’
New York Times
‘ENGROSSING AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE – KEEPS THE AUDIENCE ON THE EDGE OF ITS SEAT WITH CINEMATIC PACING AND TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES!’
‘FIRST-RATE – THE SORT OF JUICY COURTROOM DRAMA WE RARELY GET THESE DAYS!
‘AN INTENSELY EXCITING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE, WITH ALL THE HEATED DRAMA – AND MELODRAMA – OF AN IRRESISTIBLE JOHN GRISHAM NOVEL!’
‘COMPELLING – A WORTHY SPECIMEN OF THE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS COURTROOM DRAMA!’
From the company that brought you Poetic License comes Murder in the First, inspired by a compelling true story of the trial that ultimately led to the closing of Alcatraz – the most notorious correctional institution in U.S. history.
A powerful courtroom drama, this gripping play centers around the bond that develops between the young attorney in the Public Defendant’s office, Henry Davidson and Willie Moore, the prisoner whom he defends and ultimately befriends.
scenic design: Mark Nayden
lighting design: David Castaneda
costume design: Tristan Raines
original music & sound design: Quentin Chiapetta
wig/hair design: Leah J. Loukas
casting: Judy Henderson, CSA
production stage manager: Rose Riccardi
stage manager: Katharine S. Fergerson