Ground Floor Theatre presents Parade
Ground Floor Theatre, Central Texas’ newest theatre company, will present its inaugural production, a concert version of the hit musical Parade with book by Alfred Uhry and music/lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.
Parade is the heart-rending, true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Atlanta who, in 1913, was wrongfully convicted of murder of his 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan. Because Frank’s trial was replete with faulty testimony and lacked clear evidence, Georgia’s governor eventually commuted his sentence from death to life imprisonment. Despite this ruling, an unruly mob lynched Frank in Marietta, Georgia. The momentous case drew national attention to Anti-Semitism, and was pivotal to the founding of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).