Thu, Mar 24|
The Central Park Five
Anton's Father (Bobby McCray)/ Ensemble
Time & Location
Mar 24, 7:30 PM – 9:40 PM
Portland Opera, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA
About the Event
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.