“We are all Criminals” will be presented at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 in the Chalberg Theatre, on Central Lakes College’s Brainerd campus.
One in four people in the U.S. has a criminal record. This is the other 75 percent.
The production examines those with criminal histories but no record. Doctors, lawyers, social workers, students, retailers and retirees tell their stories of crimes they got away with, and consider how different their lives would have been had they been caught.
The stories are about youth, boredom, intoxication, as well as luck, class and privilege.
A discussion will follow the performance. The project seeks to challenge society’s perception of what it means to be a criminal and how much weight a record should be given.
The event is sponsored by the Central Lakes College Office of Diversity and Equity and Crow Wing Inside Out Connections.
The project depends on people volunteering their stories. To share yours, email Emily at Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org.