"The Exonerated" Theater Play

By: Candace Riley Email
By: Candace Riley Email

Thursday night a preview show of "The Exonerated" was shown to give viewers insight on what to expect.

This theater play chronicles the lives of six American men and women convicted and sentenced to death row for crimes they didn't commit, but were later is cleared.

Three of the six cases featured in the show are from Florida, including one involving a local Gadsden County man.

Play director Valencia Matthews says of the six people in the play, "They are all from different socio-economic backgrounds and everything and I think what is so significant about this is that is shows that it can happen to anybody. But is shows that no one is exempt and when you have this woman that is a part of this and on death row. It give you and understanding that as a female, you are not exempt either."

All shows are at the Charles Winter Wood Theater in Tucker Hall.

On Saturday there will be a forum with David Keaton, the local man featured in the play.

Other show times are Fri., Oct. 22, 8 PM, Sat., Oct. 23, 2 pm and 8 pm and Sun., Oct. 24, 3 pm.

Admission is $12 adults, $9 senior citizens, $7 students/child, free for FAMU students with valid I.D.

$5.00 general admission, free for FAMU students with valid I.D

The play contains adult subject matter and strong language.

For more Information call (850) 561-2425.

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  • by FAMU Alumnus on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:39 AM
    Their performance are always entertaining and enlightening. Valencia Matthews is DEFINITELY awesome at what she does!
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