According to the Los Angeles Times, the cast members quit the production after learning the true circumstances surrounding Brown’s death. Playwright and producer Phelim McAleer told Breitbart News that the script is based strictly on grand jury testimony, with “nothing added. No dialogue, no characters.”
“He claims that he wrote this to try to get to the truth of it, but everybody’s truth is totally subjective,” former cast member Veralyn Jones told the Times. “When you come to the matter of what really happened, nobody really knows for sure, because everybody has a different take on it. … It just didn’t feel right to me.”…
McAleer has repeatedly stated that his play is based on a genre of drama called “verbatim theater,” in which events depicted on stage are a recreation of exact witness testimony and interviews.
“The truth is the truth. If it doesn’t fit in with their beliefs, they need to change their beliefs,” McAleer told the Times. “All the people who testified that he had his hands up, it was pretty much demolished in grand jury testimony.”