Abuse Drama Benefit to Aid Survivors

Boston Herald [Arlington MA]
May 19, 2004

The Bailiwick Repertory Theater of Chicago announced yesterday it will raise money to aid sexual-abuse survivors and their families when it brings its production of "Sin: A Cardinal Deposed" to Arlington's Regent Theatre next month.

Michael Murphy's acclaimed docudrama, based on Bernard CardinalLaw's testimony in the clergy sex-abuse case, runs at the Regent June 9-27. At a benefit performance June 14, the company hopes to raise more than $10,000 for three survivor-aid groups, including the Boston-based Survivors First. Murphy will attend a pre-show reception and post-show discussion.

Company manager Mark Steel said Bailiwick is bringing the play to Boston because of the overwhelming response "Sin" has gotten from abuse survivors: "We came to know that we had a far greater responsibility than just making compelling and informative theater. We had an obligation to give voice to their pain."

For information, call 781-646-4849. ROBERT NESTI


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