Parade

13 MAY – 11 JUNE 2016 – Hope Mill Theatre

 

With a book by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a rousing, colorful and haunting score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs For A New World, 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 Brooklyn-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 Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

 

Daring, innovative and bold, Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.

 

CAST

LEO FRANK – Tom Lloyd

LUCILLE FRANK – Laura Harrison

SALLY SLATON/MS. PHAGAN – Jennifer Harraghy

TOM WATSON/DETECTIVE STARNES – Nathan Summers

OLD SOLDIER/JUDGE ROAN – Ben Carlson

NEWT LEE/RILEY/JIM CONLEY – Matt Mills

MINNIE/ANGELA – Shekinah McFarlane

HUGH DORSEY – Andrew Gallo

GOVERNOR SLATON/BRITT CRAIG/MR. PEAVY – James Wolstenholme

YOUNG SOLDIER/FRANKIE EPPS – Aidan Banyard

OFFICER IVEY/LUTHER ROSSER – John Mulleady

MARY PHAGAN – Megan Ormiston

IOLA and DANCE CAPTAIN – Evie Blackstock

MONTEEN – Anna Berentzen

ESSIE – Natalie Hollingworth

 

 

DIRECTOR – James Baker

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Laura Lindsay

CHOREOGRAPHER – William Whelton

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Tom Chester

COSTUME AND SET DESIGNER – Victoria Hinton

LIGHTING DESIGNER – Aaron J Dootson

SOUND DESIGNER – Chris Bogg

CASTING DIRECTOR – Ben Newsome

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/DRAMATURG – Laura O’Connor

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – Angie Lawrence

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – Demi Jo Franks

PRODUCER – James Baker

PRODUCER – Joseph Houston for Hope Mill Theatre

PRODUCER – Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment