Full-time dreamboats and sometime incredibly The-Practice-level-sexy lawyers Dean Strang and Jerry Buting have announced a national speaking tour.
You will know the freedom-fighters from the Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer, which chronicled the pair's efforts to defend Steven Avery after he was arrested for the murder of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. Avery was convicted of the crime in 2007 and sentenced to life in prison, despite what many who watched the series felt was shaky evidence.
The series, which dominated water cooler conversation last December, inspired a huge amount of rage among viewers who saw the conviction of Avery—who had already been exonerated for a previous crime for which he was wrongly convicted and had spent 18 years in jail—as a miscarriage of justice.
The series also inspired a huge amount of love for the two lawyers—the measured everyman Strang and his fiery companion—who fought against the perceived injustice.
Strang, in particular, set hearts aflame as he interrogated cops and outlined complex legal arguments, his combination of earnest truth-hunter and guy-who-looks-like-who-goes-to-every-one-of-the-kids'-soccer-games hitting a nerve among viewers. Elle attempted to get to the bottom of our strange attraction with a deconstruction of "13 reasons you're sexually attracted to Dean Strang" (number two: he reminds you of Atticus Finch).
The tour will not, however, be an opportunity for you to ask Strang if he likes pina coladas and getting lost in the rain (and besides, he's married). Instead, Strang and Buting will feature in a conversation on the American justice system, talking through its problems and offering some solutions.
The full tour schedule is below:
4/16 – Boston, MA at Berklee Performance Center
4/17 – NYC at Beacon Theatre
4/24 – LA, CA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
4/30 – Columbus, OH at Palace Theatre
5/1 – Cincinnati, OH at Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall
5/20 – Durham, NC at Durham Performing Arts Center
5/21 – Houston, TX at Cullen Performance Hall
5/22 – Dallas, TX at Majestic Theatre
6/2 – Minneapolis, MN at Northrop
6/3 – Chicago, IL at The Chicago Theatre presented by Chase
6/10 – Cleveland, OH at Playhouse Square - State Theater
6/11 – Toronto, ON at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
6/12 – Atlanta, GA at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
6/17 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
6/18 – San Francisco. CA @ The Warfield Theatre
6/19 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
7/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
7/16 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
7/17 – San Diego, CA @ The Balboa Theatre
7/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
7/30 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
7/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
8/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
8/13 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
8/14 – Nashville, TN @ TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
8/20 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/21 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts