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09.24.2013 | | Posted at 06:02 PM
By David Luhrssen
  “Witness” is an HBO documentary (out on DVD) about photojournalism, specifically three professionals who ventured into four of the most dangerous parts of the world—war zones in all but name. The documentary is eye opening, though the scenes with charred bodies make for gruesome viewing. Perhaps the most alarming of the four episodes is the one closest to home. Eros Hoaglan...
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

Today @ The Marcus Center, 1 & 3:30 p.m.

In the mid-1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had reached the peak of its influence, with an estimated 4 million members nationwide. Karen Hesse's acclaimed children's novel, Witness, weaves a tale of fiction around the very real history of the Klan in the North during 1924. Exploring the nature of violence, racism and hope in simple free...
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

Theater Review

Prejudice is a difficult subject to tackle, but First Stage Children's Theater is no stranger to such thorny subjects. Based on a popular book by Karen Hesse, Witness deals with race in the 1920s, showing how a small Vermont town is affected by the infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan. First Stage's production runs through Feb. 22 at the Marcus Center. Hesse does a nice job of contrasting the specter of the Klan with the town's longtime reputation for friendliness and neighborliness...
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009

Today @ the Marcus Center - 1 & 3:30 p.m.

In the mid-1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had reached the peak of its influence, with an estimated 4 million members nationwide. Karen Hesse's acclaimed children's novel, Witness, weaves a tale of fiction around the very real history of the Klan in the North during 1924. Exploring the nature of violence, racism and hope in simple free verse that compellingly delivers the horror and drama of early-20th-century racism. For its latest production, First Stage Children's Theater...
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Theater Preview

Though the fight for equality continues, civil rights in the United States have changed greatly over the past 80 years. In the mid-1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had reached the peak of its influence, with an estimated 4 million members nationwide. The Southern-born white supremacist group was even expanding into the North. Karen Hesse's acclaimed children's novel, Witness (Scholastic Press), weaves a tale of fiction around the very real...

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