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[[Performer~P55134~Sarah Jessica Parker~sarahjessicaparker]] produces and stars in stage director [[Performer~P438907~Mark Brokaw~markbrokaw]]'s adaptation the [[Performer~P438906~Rebecca Gilman~rebeccagilman]] play concerning a newly hired dean of students at an elite New England college who finds her life consumed by chaos following a vicious series of hate crimes. Sarah Daniels ([[Performer~P55134~Parker~sarahjessicaparker]]) was just settling into her new position when she was placed in charge of the investigation into a series of racially motivated campus crimes. Having previously worked at an inner-city school, Sarah makes the decision to get the police involved when Dean Catherine Kenney ([[Performer~P60083~Miranda Richardson~mirandarichardson]]) and President Winston Garvey ([[Performer~P59141~James Rebhorn~jamesrebhorn]]) -- both more concerned with maintaining the institution's untarnished image than actually capturing the culprit -- begin to question her authority at every turn. Later, when investigative reporter Aaron Carmichael ([[Performer~P76595~Mykel Williamson~mykeltiwilliamson]]) arrives on campus after receiving an anonymous telephone call, Sarah is saddled with the responsibility of escorting the journalist in order to squelch any potentially negative press. When a "Forum on Race" conducted by Professor Burton Strauss ([[Performer~P3196~Beau Bridges~beaubridges]]) against Sarah's recommendation turns into an all-out riot, the emerging truth about the crimes forces the emotionally shattered dean of students to confront her own long-dormant prejudices. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 20, 2009

Cast

Sarah Jessica Parker
as Sarah Daniels
Mykelti Williamson
as Aaron Carmichael
Beau Bridges
as Burton Strauss
Miranda Richardson
as Catherine Kenney
James Rebhorn
as Winston Garvey
Victor Rasuk
as Patrick Chibas
Paul James
as Simon Brick
Peter Friedman
as Jay Salter
Jake M. Smith
as Jason
Becky Ann Baker
as Ruby

Crew

Mark Brokaw
Director
Lou Pitt
Producer
Sarah Jessica Parker
Producer
Norman Twain
Producer
Ryan Howe
Producer
Doug Atchison
Screenwriter
Rebecca Gilman
Play Author
Rebecca Gilman
Screenwriter
Mark Davis
Composer (Music Score)
Suzy Elmiger
Editor
Michael Shaw
Production Designer
Randall Richards
Art Director
Daniel Hank
Co-producer
Timothy Bird
Associate Producer
Mark Davis
Executive Producer
Ryan Howe
Executive Producer
Nicolas Stiliadis
Executive Producer
Tom Wilson
Executive Producer
Roger Howe
Executive Producer
Rich Devine
Set Decorator
Laura Cunningham-Bauer
Costume Designer
Jeff Pullman
Sound/Sound Designer
Timothy Bird
First Assistant Director
Daniel Swee
Casting
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