A special theatrical experience for people and couples who crave social justice along with their chocolate on Valentine’s Day. This play tells the story of a man’s wrongful incarceration and how he and his family struggle with our normal, well–ordered criminal justice system, run by ordinary people and controlled by ordinary judges, who regularly create situations that cruelly freeze family life and our relationships.
Based on a true story of a New York citizen who was imprisoned for 18 years for a murder he did not commit, “Pedro Castillo is Innocent” captures the intense emotions of a husband and wife moving through moments of bravery, anger and fear as they work together and apart for Pedro’s exoneration and release. Although your life circumstances may be quite different, this story will resonate with your own struggles to maintain and nurture love and caring in a society that can be callous and unthinking about our basic needs.
A good play to see together on Valentine’s Day, and in an election year when we have a chance to vote for candidates who are committed to create a society that fosters love among us, rather than imprisoning our loving selves. Tickets are $15 at www.theaterforthenewcity.net or at the door.