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Portland Opera presents “The Central Park Five”
March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on March 20, 2022 at 7:30pm
One event on March 24, 2022 at 7:30pm
One event on March 26, 2022 at 7:30pm
Portland Opera presents “The Central Park Five,” showing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on March 18, 20, 24 and 26 at the Newmark Theatre, located inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall at 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., Portland. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2020, “The Central Park Five” takes place in New York City in the late 80s, when five Black and Latino teenagers were falsely accused of rape and assault and coerced into confession. Their high-profile case spiraled out of control, turning the accused and their families into victims of prejudice and grave injustice.
After serving prison sentences for crimes they did not commit, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were exonerated through DNA evidence. Ultimately a story of freedom, “The Central Park Five” champions our five innocent heroes’ refusal to plead guilty on their paths to exoneration. Sung in English with captions.
Tickets range from $35 to $210, available at www.portlandopera.org/performances-tickets/21-22-season/the-central-park-five/. Learn more at www.portlandopera.org.