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There’s no fault in the writing of Dead Wrong, Katherine Glover’s one-woman show inspired by interviews she held with assaulted women who found out they helped imprison the wrong men. The stellar script plumbs the double hell of being both victim and attacker with grace and creativity.

If there is a stumble, it’s Glover’s take on her fictional character, Megan Shepard, who wears her bleeding heart on her sleeve. It’s entirely believable a woman in her torturous position would be racked with guilt. Sustaining that level of pleading with the audience doesn’t help unpack the story, however.

Which is too bad. Writing this strong in a play rooted in social justice doesn’t come along often.

— Matt TenBruggencate

Warning: Video includes strong language and mentions of sexual violence

 

From the Fringe program:

Years after surviving a violent attack, a young woman receives new evidence that forces her to question her own memories of the crime -- and to face the possibility that she's sent an innocent man to prison. A solo drama inspired by actual events, from the creator of Burning Brothels and A Cynic Tells Love Stories.

Director: Nancy Donoval

"Provocative, unsettling and dramatically arresting... a winner in every way." - Jamie Portman, Capital Critics Circle

"Fringe at its most moving." - The Pitch, Kansas City

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language

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