Chicago, May 21, 1924. Nathan Leopold Jr., age eighteen, and Robert Loeb, age nineteen, killed fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks. They were quickly apprehended when Leopold's glasses were found near the corpse. Clarence Darrow defended them, pleading eloquently against capital punishment. Why would wealthy young men murder an innocent boy? What demons lurked behind Loeb's flashing good looks? Behind Leopold's saturnine intellect? This exquisite Off-Broadway hit explores the complex r.
"Remarkable." - The New York Times
"Great theatre. One of the year's best! An excellent and compelling play!" - New York Post
"Riveting." - New York Daily News
"Brilliant, powerful and cinematic!" - Associated Press
"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' particularly well, suggesting that nothing much has changed." - The New Yorker
"A taut, compelling psycho sexual waltz." - Newhouse Newspapers
"Electrifying." - WOR Radio