The Forest Arts Theatre Company is now in it’s fifth year and this week they will be bringing to life the Tony Award-winning Parade from 28 to 31 October at Forest Arts Centre.
Set in the American Deep south in 1914, Parade is a daring and innovative musical, with a heart-wrenching story offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance. With music and lyrics from Jason Robert Brown, its soaring score - drawing on blues music, spirituals and hymns - it dramatizes the true events that followed the murder of a thirteen year old girl and the ensuing witch hunt that led to the arrest and trial of the Jewish factory manager, Leo Frank.
Parade has a bold willingness to dive into the complexities of early 20th Century social relationships in the American South with its sophisticated dark tale of endless depths. It is a moving and powerful theatrical experience not to be missed.
Having previously staged shows such as Chess, Hot Mikado, Boogie Nights, Songs For a New World, Calendar Girls, Company and Allo’ Allo’, the Forest Arts Theatre Company group exists for local performers to get involved in both musicals and plays and holds regular auditions for new members.
For more information and to book tickets for Parade at the Forest Arts Centre, click here or call 0300 555 2898.
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