April 14th – April 29th, 2017
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 assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength to love and 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.
“This edgy stuff, appealing to a younger demographic, is the stock-in-trade of Fighting Chance Productions and they do it well. Artistic director Ryan Mooney mines Capilano University and other theatre schools for young fresh talent, giving these soon-to-be-professionals a good start, making it a win-win situation for the company, the performers and audiences interested in seeing new faces.” – Jo Ledingham
“The mandate appeals to me because it affords emerging & new talent an opportunity to perform and gain experience to then audition and be cast in other roles.”
“Box office and front of house staff are always so helpful!”
From Audiences...“You guys are doing an amazing job! Great choice of shows, incredible casts. The calibre is so good for a small company with limited resources.”
“I absolutely love what you are doing! Keep up the great work.”
2017 – Fighting Chance Productions Society
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