Generations and privileges collide in the world premiere of local playwright and attorney Kristin Andrea Hanratty’s new play as we’re all asked: if not all people are treated equally by the system, at what point do we need to bend the system, and at what point does it break?
While high-profile trials occupy the nation’s collective consciousness and determine the fate of billionaires, six strangers from Northern Michigan are summoned to serve on the jury for a trial surrounding a Hispanic teenager’s alleged minor misdeeds. In their confined quarters, the group must grapple not only with the case at hand but what it means to be fair and just in a society that is not just or fair to
everyone. Is it possible to do what’s “right” when the law is black-and-white, but the world is anything but?
Direction by Fred Sebulske
Because Petty Crimes was workshopped by Actors' Theatre throughout 2021-2022, there will be no open audition at this time.
Fred Sebulske is the founder of Actors’ Theatre. He is the recipient of 15 directing Grand Awards, the Norma Brink Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Arts Council Arts Award. This show is his 71st production directing for Actors’ Theatre.