UPDATE June 6, 2016: Show’s been cancelled!
By RODNEY HO/ email@example.com, originally filed Monday, February 29, 2016
The Netflix “Making a Murderer” documentary was such a sensation, the two defense attorneys featured on the program are holding a theater tour to talk about the case and what they see as a seriously flawed justice system in a broader sense.
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, defense attorneys for Steven Avery, will be at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre June 12. (Buy tickets here starting March 4 at noon from $36.50 to $46.50.)
Two attorneys are an unusual program for such a large venue, which seats up to 2,750. Cobb more typically hosts operas such as “The Pirates of Penzance” starting next week, musicals such as “Menopause” next month, stand-up comics such as Tracy Morgan April 30, singers such as Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack in June and dance performances such as “Mal & Vaks” in June as well.
The “Making a Murderer” program will feature a Q&A portion so audience members can grill the lawyers.
The Avery case, released in 10 episodes for your binge-watching pleasure in December, set off a firestorm of interest. Many people who viewed it thought Avery was wrongfully imprisoned by a police department that planted evidence. There is a petition to the White House requesting Avery’s freedom now signed by 514,000 people that is useless because this case is not within federal purview.
Atlanta HLN host Nancy Grace has aired several shows focused on what she sees as his guilt in raping and killing Teresa Halbach with his nephew in 2005. She and others think the documentary omits crucial evidence that points to Avery.
Avery had previously served 18 years for a rape he didn’t commit. He is now serving life without possibility of parole. His nephew Brendan Dassey admitted to being an accessory to the crime when he was a teen, but the documentary indicates he may have been coerced into that confession.
Here’s the entire 27-city tour schedule:
4/16 – Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
4/17 – NYC @ Beacon Theatre
4/24 – LA, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
4/30 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
5/1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall
5/20 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
5/21 – Houston, TX @ Cullen Performance Hall
5/22 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
6/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop
6/3 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre presented by Chase
6/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square – State Theater
6/11 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
6/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
6/17 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
6/18 – San Francisco. CA @ The Warfield Theatre
6/19 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
7/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
7/16 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
7/17 – San Diego, CA @ The Balboa Theatre
7/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
7/30 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
7/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
8/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
8/13 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
8/14 – Nashville, TN @ TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
8/20 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/21 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts