Midtown Productions’ The Exonerated Delivers Strong, Raw Performances | Culture Shock | Charleston City Paper

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As a dialogue rich play, The Exonerated succeeds or fails on the strengths of its actors and in this case, the actors nail it. From the slight shaking of Brian Turners hands as he passionately speaks about his innocence to the tears of Margaret Nyland, getting caught in her throat, theres an authenticity behind each performance. Even when the script seemed stilted or forced, the actors deliver their lines with conviction. Kerry Max Cooks delivery of the normally cringe-inducing phrase all that and a bag of chips worked as he described his coolness in the 70s prior to his arrest. The line even garnered some laughs, which were quite possibly the only ones of the evening. To ensure that nothing distracted from the characters stories, the lighting and sound were kept to a minimum and rightly so. The lighting mainly consisted of a single spotlight shining on the person who was speaking at any given.
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