Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files, and the public record, THE EXONERATED tells the true stories of six people who spent from 2-22 years on Death Row for crimes they did not commit. Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it. "I'm no different from you," one character says. "I wasn't a street thug, I wasn't trash, I came from a good family, if it happened to me, man, it can happen to anyone." That man, Kerry Max Cook, spent 22 years on death row.
THE EXONERATED featured prominent Twin Cities’ actors such as Maria Asp, Virginia Burke, Emil Herrera, Gary Keast, Tom Sherohman, and others, directed by Frank Theatre Artistic Director Wendy Knox.