McCarter Theatre Center, in collaboration with the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice and other community and regional partners, invites any and all people from surrounding communities to join us in a participatory community reading of McCarter Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann’s award-winning docudrama Execution of Justice.
The documentary play chronicles the murder trial of Dan White, who, in 1978, assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly-gay City Supervisor Harvey Milk. Crafted entirely from trial transcripts, reportage, interviews, and words from “the street,” the play examines historical, yet timely, issues of civil/human rights, legal vs. judicial justice, the miscarriage of justice, and political violence in America,
The reading—which falls on the 90th Anniversary of the birth of Harvey Milk—will be followed by a group discussion of the experience of the play in relation to contemporary concerns and events and personal resonance.
Community play readings are interactive, round-robin format readings in which everyone gets a chance to read aloud. No experience or preparation is necessary at all. Copies of the play will be provided at the event.
Please RSVP via this linked form, so that we know you will be joining us. McCarter community play reading events are free and open to the public. Copies of the play will be provided at the event.