Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
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. Stephen Dolginoff's tense, two-character musical drama explores the unusual love story behind the “crime of the century".
An Old Joint Stock Theatre Production starring James Edge (Ordinary Days; RENT; The Marriage of Kim K) and Karl Steele (Bonnie & Clyde; Urinetown; Dogfight).
Directed by Adam Lacey (One Man, Two Guvnors; Closer; The 39 Steps; tick, tick...BOOM!) and under the Musical Direction of Nick Allen (Ordinary Days; USHERS).