STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Actors Joshua Henry and Hal Linden, who both star in “The Scottsboro Boys,” visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to talk about their hit play.
The musical is based on the true story of a group of black teenagers bound for Memphis that were pulled off a freight train in Alabama, then falsely accused, imprisoned and convicted for raping two white women. Their case, tried in the town of Scottsboro, was appealed again and again, and despite the lack of evidence, they were found guilty again and again. The musical unfolds as a minstrel show and goes back to 1931 to the Scottsboro Case, which is known in history as the “Alabama frame-up”.
The show is playing now through June 30 at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., in downtown. Tickets are available in person at the CTG box office, by phone (213) 972-4400 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.