Hanging lights

The huge oak tree that sits silently upstage as events unfold during Parade is a grim reminder of the inevitability of this tragedy's final act. The Broadway musical, produced by Lincoln Center in association with Livent, is based on the story of Leo Frank, a New York Jew who was accused of murdering a young girl in a factory in Atlanta at the turn of the century and later hanged by a lynch mob. Needless to say, the metaphorical tree was an inspired choice on the part of set designer Riccardo

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