When Mary Phagan, a white child-laborer at a pencil factory in Atlanta, is found murdered there in 1913, Leo Frank becomes the primary suspect. Frank, a Brooklyn-born Jewish engineer who managed the factory, is accused of the crime by the factory's African-American janitor, who also accuses Frank of sexual involvement with female workers. Though Frank was almost certainly innocent, he is convicted and sentenced to death, amid a brewing storm of hatred and mistrust from the community. When the sympathetic Georgia governor grants a reprieve, a gang breaks into the prison, kidnaps and then lynches Frank. Many years after this tragic story has unfolded, Frank's former office boy steps forward to bear witness to what he saw...
- 90 - 100 minutes
- 2 f, 10 m (12-26 actors possible: 2-5 f, 10-21 m)
- Content Notes: Adult language
- Set: A simplified courtroom/parole hearing room that may be slightly modified to serve as various other locales.