Wednesday, July 11, 2012

COURTROOM DRAMA @ VAGABOND PLAYERS FOR BALTIMORE PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

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The Vagabond Players, in conjunction with the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, presents

lethal injection posterLETHAL INJECTION
By Michael Reimann 
Directed by Larry Pinker

WHEN: weekends July 20 –August 5; Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM
WHERE:
Vagabond Players, America’s Oldest Continuously Operating Little Theatre, in historic Fells Point at 806 S. Broadway
TICKETS: $10-$12
For tickets or more information visit www.vagabondplayers.org

DA and Judge 1A politically charged murder trial rocks a small Texas town when two wealthy brothers are accused of killing a man believed to be the stalker of a teenaged girl. Both defendants proudly claim to be the killer, and the townspeople seem to believe the victim got just what he deserved anyway. Supported by nearly the whole town, the popular down-home defendants seem assured of acquittal, especially with weight of the politically connected Judge—a childhood friend of the Governor—behind them.

Robert Wilery and Roy Cassidy 1Surely, this is an open-and-shut case. But, the determined District Attorney, smelling something foul in the forensic evidence, jeopardizes his career in his relentless pursuit of the whole truth. The trial is a maze of deceptive twists with an explosive surprise ending.

Above right: Da Daniel Fuller (Troy Hopper) and Judge Toffet (Marc Rehr) do not see eye to eye.

Left: Defense attorney, Robert Wiley (Torberg M. Tonnessen) pontificates to news reporter, Roy Cassidy (Craig Allen).

Photography by Tom Lauer