Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

by: Stephen Dolginoff

by: Stephen Dolginoff

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Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

by: Stephen Dolginoff

by: Stephen Dolginoff

Overview

Based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two 19-year-olds who murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago in 1924, Thrill Me focuses less on the murder itself than on the relationship between Leopold and Loeb. More than 30 years on, the older Nathan speaks at a parole board hearing, recalling the crime and the dynamics of his friendship with Richard, defined largely by their shared intelligence, their passion for Nietzschean philosophy, and their desire for the ultimate thrill. With simple staging requirements, Stephen Dolginoff's tense, two-character musical drama explores the unusual love story behind the “crime of the century".

Learn more about the show by listening to our interview with author Stephen Dolginoff.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Stephen Dolginoff

Stephen Dolginoff is an award-winning, New York based writer/composer. He received Drama Desk Award nominations for Best Musical & Best Music; an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Off-Broadway musical; and won an ASCAP Music Award for his musical THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY. Over 100 productions in ...

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