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Charles Manson and Timothy Leary in Folsom Prison ()

Produced by

Attention Theatre

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Peter McLaren
Directors: Jenny Salisbury and Miguel Rivas


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


July 3rd, 2009 – July 12th, 2009


1971, Folsom Prison. Timothy Leary, famous psychedelic professor and pseudo-philosopher is sealed away in solitary confinement. It isn’t long before he is locked in conversation with America’s most notorious murderer. Based on an actual meeting between the two, how could a freewheeling idealist like Leary possibly be the same after encountering a man the world considers to be a monster? (


Rick Jon Egan Leary
Peter McLaren Manson
Dylan Gott Henry

Creative Team

Peter McLaren Playwright
Jenny Salisbury Director
Miguel Rivas Director
David Fisher Sound Designer


Kevin Owen Voice Recording
Jenny Salisbury Stage Manager