March 17th - April 9th
The Broadway masterpiece about an innocent life hanging in the balance marches onto The Rep’s stage!
Bold, innovative, and daring, Parade is the deeply moving true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man transplanted into the South at the turn of the century. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he becomes the center of a media spectacle as fake news & false testimony pits him against a community hungry for blood. This suspenseful, real-life parable puts the United States’ prejudices on trial, weaving together narratives of Jewish culture, antisemitism, and Black America in the heart of the post-Confederate South. Winning Tonys for both its exhilarating contemporary score & exquisite book, Parade vibrates the soul with heartbreaking grandeur in the tradition of musicals like Ragtime and Titanic - it is an epic evening of theatre that is not to be missed!
Leo Frank’s conviction in 1913 was the impetus for the founding of the Anti-Defamation League later that year - and now, over a century later, the ADL will be joining us for a discussion of Parade and how we all can address hate and intolerance in our own communities. Also joining the discussion will be Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman from Portsmouth’s Temple Israel and other interfaith leaders. Join us for a celebration of love and a moving, enlightening discussion of how to prevent history from repeating itself in today’s polarized world, at 5pm on March 26th after the matinee performance of Parade. This is a free event, and does not require the purchase of a ticket to Parade. We hope to see you there!