Conservative Irish journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer is planning to rehash the trial in the form of an interactive stage play, aptly titled “Ferguson.” The play will be staged in Los Angeles' Odyssey Theater for four nights where actors will use testimony and evidences from the trial to depict what exactly went down in the grand jury room. At the end of the show, the audience will act as grand jurors and decide if Darren Wilson should have been prosecuted last year.
“Witnesses are going to describe what happened, just as they described it in the grand jury room. We’re going to have cast at least 13 people, playing 20 different characters,” said McAleer. “Very interestingly, the one cast member who won’t be there is Michael Brown, because he didn’t give evidence before the grand jury. He couldn't. So he’ll be a spectral, ghostlike presence. He won’t be there, but his picture won’t be there. The documents accompany the testimony will be on a large screen.”
Although the thought behind the whole thing is quite admirable, it also has a power to reignite the chaos that has settled down over the months.
Watch the writer Phelim McAleer’s promotional interview below:
McAleer has launched a crowd funding campaign with hopes of raising enough money to put this show on the road to other cities as well. In the past, the writer raised $2 million through similar crowd funding campaign for his movie Gosnell which is currently in production and will expose Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic.