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Sun, Mar 20


Portland Opera

The Central Park Five

Anton's Father (Bobby McCray)/ Ensemble

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The Central Park Five
The Central Park Five

Time & Location

Mar 20, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:10 PM

Portland Opera, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA

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Composed by Anthony Davis with Libretto by Richard Wesley

Winner of the Pulitzer Price for Music in 2020, The Central Park Five takes us to New York City in the late 80s—when five Black and Latino teenagers were falsely accused of rape and assault, and coerced into confession, during a terrible incident that gripped the nation, and still strikes our hearts.

After serving prison sentences, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise were exonerated through DNA evidence. This courageous work speaks to the injustices and experiences they endured.

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