#7 – "The Trial of Leo Frank" – a benefit lecture for Theatre in the Square

The story and trial of Leo Frank is a local story, having taken place in Atlanta in the early 1900s. This lecture, which is sure to be captivating to both lay and legal audiences, chronicles the events surrounding the arrest and eventual lynching of Leo Frank for the 1913 murder of 13-year old Mary Phagan at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta.

The success of the Broadway musical, “Parade” (which recently had its Atlanta premiere), rekindled interest in the story of Leo Frank, the only Jewish man ever to be lynched on American soil. The case is widely regarded as a gross miscarriage of justice, and ultimately, Leo Frank was posthumously pardoned by the state of Georgia in 1986.

Given by Van Pearlberg, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney & Marietta City Councilman and benefitting Marietta’s Theatre in the Square, it is sure to be of interest to history buffs, theatre buffs, the legal community, and people of all faiths. (And for you lawyer types, the lecture is approved by the State Bar of Georgia for CLE Credit for 1 hour of ethics, 2 hours of trial and 1 hour of professionalism.) Tonight only, 7:00 PM – $40, with special group packages available. For tickets, contact Theatre in the Square – click here for website.

WHERE: Theatre in the Square – 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30064

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