April 29, 2015

"This is the truth": Phelim McAleer on his controversial play "Ferguson"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

I talked to filmmaker and writer Phelim McAleer about his controversial new play "Ferguson," which tells the story of the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.

The script is based entirely on verbatim grand jury testimony, which eventually exonerated Wilson.

I talked to McAleer about why he wrote the play, what prompted some actors to walk out during rehearsals, the reaction to the play when it debuted in Los Angeles, and what happens next.

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commented 2015-04-29 22:23:05 -0400
It seems clear that there are a lot of people that do not want to hear the truth. They are happier believing a lie. This very much a picture of society today, especially the “progressive” part of our western society.
commented 2015-04-29 20:19:43 -0400
So he based the play completely on grand jury testimony, and a bunch of black actors walked off the play (after auditioning to get the roles in the first place). Does anybody else see a bunch of race politics at work?