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Musical 'Parade' to be performed at Coastal

October 17, 2005

The Coastal Carolina University Theater production of "Parade," a musical based on the famous Leo Frank lynching trial, will run from Wednesday, Oct. 26 to Sunday Oct. 30 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

The performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 18 and under and free with a CCU ID.

"Parade" is the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder. In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-born Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of a 13-year-old factory worker in his employ. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and Frank's wife, who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. A Tony award-winning musical of 2000, "Parade" offers moral lessons about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance.

The play is directed by Greg London, and it stars Coastal students Christopher Bergamo as Leo Frank and Shannon Cook as Lucille Frank. The cast will also feature Jessica Leach, Emily Bryant, Steve McMann, Brandy Ward, Danny Garrity, Trey Gerrald, Matt Heyward, Matt James, Danielle Adams, Brittany Taylor, Glynn Baker, Dominic Sellers, Christin Eason, Adam Powell, Kirk Johnson, Jason Wiggins, Caitlin Pollock, Amy Barr and Reggie Fitzgerrald. David Bankston, associate music professor, is also in the play.

For tickets or more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.