CENTERstage Productions is thrilled to present PARADE, directed by Jovan Bradley. Musical Direction by Paul & JoAnne Schubert, Choreography by Cedric James. Book by Alfred Uhry, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man 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.
Special Panel Discussion (post performance)
Anti-semitism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Special Guest Speakers:
- Joel Levy - Past NY Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League
- Pastor Luis Perez - Rhinebeck Reformed Church
- Yoav Alperson - Sophmore at Rhinebeck High School
- Actors from the performance
- Moderator: Karen Hochhauser, Jewish Federation of Dutchess County