The Copper Children

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The Copper Children

The Copper Children

Release Date: July 02, 2020

Year    :   2020
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Production Companies    :   Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Director    :   Shariffa Ali
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Writers    :   Karen Zacarías
RunTime    :   89 mins.

Based on the true history of “orphan trains” that transported immigrant children (mostly Irish) to homes in the West, this world-premiere play explores the events that led to the sensational (and now-forgotten) “Trial of the Century” custody case that stirred the nation into a frenzied debate about children, law, race, class and religion. Directed by Shariffa Ali, The Copper Children takes a sharp look at the collision of good intentions and despicable behavior, blending humor, tragedy, joy and unsentimental social commentary.


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