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Controversial 'Ferguson' play survives premiere with a brand-new cast
Controversial 'Ferguson' play survives premiere with a brand-new cast

By the time the actors hit the stage, the drama had already happened. The premiere of "Ferguson," a new play based on grand jury testimony about the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Missouri, went unexpectedly smooth Sunday in Los Angeles after a cast walkout threatened to hobble the controversial production. There were no demonstrators outside the packed Odyssey Theatre, which had received complaints for renting out the stage to the play's author, a rabble-rousing conservative journalist. The story, which is drawn solely from grand jury testimony, says Brown did not have his hands up and that the unarmed 18-year-old charged at...

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