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Why Would I Dare: The Trial of Crystal Mason

MV Playhouse is a proud supporting partner theater!

Presented by The Commissary, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and New Neighborhood.

“Why Would I Dare?: The Trial of Crystal Mason” is streaming through November 3rd.

Full details about the virtual reading, including cast and crew bios, are available here on the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre website.

Striving to rebuild her life after prison, Crystal Mason attempted to vote in the 2016 election but was arrested and accused of casting a fraudulent vote. “Why Would I Dare?: The Trial of Crystal Mason” follows her harrowing fight against another five years in prison as neighbors testify against her newfound freedom and integrity as a Black American mother. 

Audiences will witness Mason’s legal ordeal brought to life as she fights for her freedom, her family, and her right to vote. This free, online event is produced with the support of Crystal Mason, an advocate for voter rights. It will begin streaming on October 13 at 7pm and continue through November 2, 2020. 

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