Liberty and Justice for All, as Explored by the Delaware Theatre Company in “The Exonerated”

Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty at the World Café Live at The Queen, Shrimp Feast in Lewes, Monte Carlo Night for a cause and more.



At a time in Delaware where this topic could be no more important, Delaware Theatre Company has produced the Delaware Valley premiere of “The Exonerated” about people unjustly sentenced to death. The play began its journey during the summer of 2000, when authors Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen traveled across the United States, interviewing 40 of the 89 inmates then on death row. “In ‘The Exonerated,’ we are brought together with the stories of real people, from our country and in our times, who became entangled in the workings of the legal system we trust to uphold our cherished ideal of liberty and justice for all,” says director David Bradley. “In this play, what a Supreme Court justice once called ‘the unreal dream of the innocent man convicted’ becomes bracingly real. And all of us, those onstage and those of us in the audience, share in it together.” “The news of new evidence exonerating death row inmates has been all over nowadays, and Delaware’s legislature is hearing a case on it now,” says Bud Martin, executive director of DTC. “We are not taking a stance on the death penalty, only on justice.” On March 26, 2013, Senate Bill 19, an act to repeal the death penalty in Delaware, narrowly passed the Senate by a vote of 11-10. Since then, S.B. 19 has been tabled in the House of Representatives, leaving supporters unsure if the bill will make it out of committee for a vote. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1992, Delaware has carried out 16 executions. Events such as lectures and panel discussions are planned around the play. See it through March 9. 594-1100,

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Feb. 27
Event Mike Doughty has made five solo albums, some EPs, a couple of live records, a poetry book, and a memoir about his time in Soul Coughing. Hear him play at the World Cafe Live… More
Event [IN Wilmington Promotional Pick of the Week] The Exonerated,” a compelling look at the death penalty, opens at Delaware Theatre Company tonight… More

Feb. 28
Event 50 Shades of Red Balloons is billed as “a different kind of happy hour.” Join the Cancer Support Community for light fare, good drink and good music to celebrate life… More
Event Viva, Las Vegas. The Denim and Diamonds casino night is a sparkling evening of great fun featuring casino tables and dealers, music, food and more to benefit the Wilmington Flower Market More
Event Gentlemen, the Sussex County tradition known as the Oyster Eat continues at the Georgetown Fire Hall. Get yer dancin’ shoes on… More
Event Ladies, make your own fun at the Lewes Fire Station during the Shrimp Feast. Who needs men?… More
Event The vibrant five-piece band known as Caladh Nua has deep roots in Ireland’s southern counties. Celebrate with them at the Schwartz Center for the ArtsMore

March 1
Event We bet you’ll love Chips for Charity, a Monte Carlo-style evening of gaming, drinks, food and more to benefit The Next Generation of the Delaware Community Foundation… More

March 1-2
Event It’s almost spring. Party with The Brandywine Zoo as it celebrates with an afternoon of games, activities and learning stations as everything bursts to life… More

March 2
Event University of Delaware quartet-in-residence Serafin String Quartet—and a few special guests—perform works by Ravel, Debussy and Schumann. Lovely… More

March 4
Event Planning your spring garden? Consider entering the City Gardens Contest in Wilmington. Learn more about it at the Delaware Center for Horticulture tonight... More


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