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Under the artistic direction of Academy Award-winner Tim Robbins, “The Exonerated” chronicles the gut-wrenching true stories of six wrongfully convicted death row inmates. The riveting Off-Broadway hit, performed by top L.A. theater company The Actors’ Gang, is scheduled for five performances April 7-10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Johnny Carson Theater. Three evening performances are scheduled for April 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances are scheduled for April 9 and 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

Beyond the stage, the Actors’ Gang will participate in an extensive week-long residency at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln including classroom lectures, acting workshops with UNL Theater students, and panel discussions centered on wrongful conviction in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law.

This sharply staged hit drama from the artist-run Los Angeles company tells the real-life stories of six former death row inmates who are eventually proven innocent and released. Pulling back the curtains on the inner workings of the criminal justice system, the play, constructed as a series of intersecting monologues, is a powerful testament to personal courage and perseverance in the face of systemic injustice.

In the last 33 years, The Actors' Gang has produced over 150 plays in Los Angeles, in 41 U.S. states, and on five continents. The company was founded in 1981 by a group of young artists

looking to build a theater that would present relevant and vibrantly entertaining plays. Guided by Founding Artistic Director, Tim Robbins, the company provides a supportive environment for a diverse ensemble of artists and the development of their groundbreaking work.

The Actors' Gang ensemble has included accomplished actors such as Jack Black, John Cusack, John C. Reilly, Helen Hunt, Kate Walsh, Fisher Stevens, Jeremy Piven, Ebbe Roe Smith, Jon Favreau, Brent Hinkley, Kate Mulligan, Lee Arenberg, Kyle Gass and Tim Robbins.