Execution of Justice

by  Emily Mann

Full Length Play, Drama  /  16m, 7f

"Pulls the audience forward to analyze the social factors that contributed to the murders. It succeeds in the theatrically tricky task of putting a complex actual event into dramatic focus." - Variety

"A dynamite play about the meanin…

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Execution of Justice

by  Emily Mann

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    16m, 7f
  • SubGenre

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    Docudrama/Historic

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This docudrama on the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected public official in the country, is based on court transcripts and public record dramatising the trial of this controversial case. Focus is on accused killer Dan White, a disgruntled former city supervisor and on the jury which chose to convict him not of cold-blooded murder but manslaughter, which became known as the notorious "Twinkie defense."
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"Pulls the audience forward to analyze the social factors that contributed to the murders. It succeeds in the theatrically tricky task of putting a complex actual event into dramatic focus." - Variety "A dynamite play about the meaning of justice and politics in America." - San Francisco Chronicle

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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16m, 7f
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