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    Brutal Imagination

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    "Brutal Imagination" presents a unique perspective on the notorious Susan Smith case, in which a young mother insisted that an African-American man had kidnapped her children, when in fact she was responsible for their deaths. In the play "Brutal Imagination," the imaginary black man is brought to life to tell his side of the story. Over the course of the nine days between the shocking event and Susan Smith's confession of the crime, these two characters are brought to life in a powerful, theatrical encounter. Joe Morton, a Tony nominee, and Sally Murphy, best known as Julie Jordan in the Lincoln Center revival of "Carousel," are the cast of "Brutal Imagination." The story is told theatrically with the accompaniment of a four-piece jazz encemble. "Brutal Imagination" began its life as a book of poetry by Cornelius Eady and was recently a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award.

    Dates:  Jan. 8, 2002 - Feb. 3, 2002
    Previews start: Dec. 19, 2001
    Schedule:  Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 5 and 9 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.
    Venue:  Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th St.
    Price:  $15-$45
    Tickets/info:  (212) 353-0303


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