Who Is My Neighbor invites you to attend the documentary play, Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die In Prison by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg. Our organization, along with several others, is a proud sponsor of this play that grapples with the issues of extreme sentencing and juveniles, radical forgiveness, and justice. The play is being produced by coLAB Arts and is underwritten with a grant from the New Jersey Council on the Humanities.
The stories featured in this play — from a teenager wanting to look tough in front of his friends, to a ninth grader who crying, apologized to the woman he had just shot, to a man who befriended the young woman who murdered his grandmother — illustrate the extraordinary potential for redemption and forgiveness.
The performances are scheduled for Thursday, 4/12, from 7-10 pm at the Reformed Church of Highland Park, located at 19 South Second Avenue Highland Park, and Sunday, 4/15, from 2-5 pm at the Zimmerli Art Museum of New Brunswick, located at 71 Hamilton Street. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play — radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.
Tickets are free for the general public and can be reserved in advance at www.colab-arts.org.