A socially diverse group of jurors debate the case of Lester Carmichael, an African-American high school principal accused of buying crack cocaine, confronting their prejudices surrounding race and the criminal justice system in Joe Sutton's thought-provoking play. The LA Theatre Works cast of Christine Avila, Barbara Bosson, Shannon Cochrane, Ella Joyce, Kevin Kilner, and Amy Pietz turn a well-worn scenario into highly charged affair; their passionate performances make the dialogue crisp and tense as they argue over Carmichael's fate and, symbolically, the entwining structures of institutional racism, law enforcement, and societal ignorance.
A highly-placed school official is accused of buying drugs on the street. Is he an out-of-control addict or a victim of discrimination? Voir Dire - a legal term meaning “to say what is true”- is the story of the racially-mixed jurors who will decide the official’s fate.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Christine Avila, Barbara Bosson, Shannon Cochran, Ella Joyce, Kevin Kilner and Amy Pietz. Directed by Ken Frankel. Recorded before a live audience.