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McReele  | Open: 10/08/08 Close: 10/25/08
CONFLICT OF INTEREST THEATER COMPANY is pleased to announce their revival of Stephen Belber's play MCREELE, directed by Leah Bonvissuto. MCREELE will play a three-week limited engagement at the Richmond Shepard Theatre (309 East 26th Street). Performances begin Wednesday, October 8 and continue through Saturday, October 25.

MCREELE is the politically dramatic story of world-weary Delaware journalist, Rick Dayne, as he rediscovers his zeal liberating convicted murderer, Darius McReele, from sixteen years on death row. Darius' magnetic personality makes him a darling of the lecture circuit, leading to national media attention and political viability.

When the local Democratic Party taps McReele to challenge the Republican incumbent for his U.S. Senate seat, McReele hires Dayne to be his campaign manager. When questions arise about McReele's true culpability in the crime for which he has been cleared, Rick's attempt to salvage his faith in humanity runs up against his all-too-human desire to win at all costs.

Dayne's dilemma will reinforce the lesson all voters forget at their peril this election year: that politicians serve merely as warped reflections of themselves.