(Monday) 8:00 pm
Watergate Theatre (Main Stage)
Parliament Street, Kilkenny
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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
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, colourful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs For A New WWorld, 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 Brookly-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-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 fillerd with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
Audiences looking for a powerful, moving theatrical experience will need to look no further than this unforgettable show.
This marks the main 2017 production by Kilkenny Musical Society, following on the heels of The Full Monty (2016) and Sweeney Todd (2015).
Directed by Christine Scarry; Musical Director, David Hayes; Choreographer, Nicole McDonald;