Inspired by a compelling true story, Murder in the First is a gripping drama about the murder trial that blew open the deplorable treatment of the prisoners at Alcatraz, the most notorious correctional institution in U.S. history. The stage adaptation of Dan Gordon's 1995 film centers on the unlikely friendship that develops between the young, idealistic attorney and the prisoner that he was brought in to defend.
The Directors Company is an award-winning nonprofit theatre company with an extraordinary record in its mission to develop and produce groundbreaking new plays and musicals led by Michael Parva, Artistic Director and Leah Michalos, Managing Director. Recently: Poetic License, by Jack Canfora, directed by Evan Bergman, Irena’s Vow, by Dan Gordon, directed by Michael Parva successfully debuted Off-Broadway before transferring to Broadway (Outer Critics Circle Nom. for Outstanding New Broadway Play), Bad Girls, by Joyce Carol Oats, featuring Merritt Wever, Kilt starring Tovah Feldshuh; The Passion of Frida Kahlo featuring Priscilla Lopez; and Bat Boy: The Musical.
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