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Vanguard University’s Department of Theatre Arts Presents Life Without Parole A Contemporary Drama that looks at domestic violence from the other side of the fence
Costa Mesa, CA, October 14, 2015 – Vanguard University’s highly acclaimed and award-winning department of theatre arts presents Life Without Parole. The play, written by Warren J. Doody and directed by Susan K. Berkompas, is presented in the Lyceum Theater on the Vanguard University campus, beginning October 23, 2015 and running two weekends through November 1, 2015.
Dr. Elizabeth Dermody Leonard entered the gates of the California Institution for Women at Chino to interview forty-two women who were serving long-term sentences for killing their abusive partners. Ten years later, Warren Doody transformed this original research into the stage play, Life Without Parole, which tells the story of Helen Broker as she faces a Parole Board Hearing for the first time, and takes the audience on a journey through the tragic underworld of domestic violence. Continue reading