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Stinney: An American Execution

Music by Frances Pollock | Libretto by Tia Price

In 1944, George Stinney Jr. was executed at the age of 14. Wrongfully accused of the rape and murder of two white girls, George became the youngest person legally executed in America. Stinney: An American Execution spotlights the agony of this injustice as it reminds us of our aspirations for an enlightened society.


$50 General Admission

Students $5 with valid student I.D.

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Due to the intense subject matter, this opera is intended only for audiences 16 and older. It contains graphic and mature scenes that may be upsetting to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.

Production and Cast to be announced


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