Wednesday, October 13
We usually roll our eyes anytime a TV drama is billed as "torn from the headlines," but the plot of The Exonerated does have some ironic timeliness. Opening at a time when HPD's crime lab has become so suspect that officials are calling for stays of executions, Exonerated tells the true tale of six death row inmates, their wrongful convictions and their tumultuous days awaiting execution. All six inmates were finally found innocent and set free, though their story, penned by husband-and-wife team Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, is still jarring. Immediately following the show, Amnesty International member Dave Atwood will lead a discussion on death row inmates' rights. 7:30 p.m. Though October 31. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For information, call 713-228-8421 or visit www.alleytheatre.org. $28 to $45.