It's Chicago, May 21, 1924 - The Crime of The Century. Two handsome and wealthy college students, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, are accused of murder. The country demands to know if these two young men are capable of committing such an act. This thrilling courtroom drama by the author of The Last Ship and the Tony Award winning Red, explores a complex and twisted relationship between two men in search of passion, intellect, and the perfect crime.
This dynamic 95 minutes of storytelling takes us deep into the mentality of these men and what the newspapers were seeing and writing. We also meet the lawyers involved in the case: District Attorney Crowe, and for the young men, Clarence Darrow. They present their cases to the Judge (which is represented by the audience) and as you will see, there are many surprises in the story line.
"Great theatre. An excellent and compelling play!" - New York Post. "Riveting." - New York Daily News. "Sweeps the audience into the boys' friendship without losing sight of the brutal murder. Lays out the furor and the legal maneuvering surrounding this "Trial of the Century'." - The New Yorker. "Electrifying." - WOR Radio.