Theatre: 'Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story'

Augustana Theatre Mainstage Event

Event Details


Date: February 8 - February 11, 2017

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Edith Mortenson Center Theatre

Ticket Info: $15 for adults | $10 for seniors (65+) | Free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augustana ID

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Augustana Performing & Visual Arts will present the production of “Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story” by Stephen Dolginoff at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8-11 in the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors; and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augustana ID. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.

About the show:

Even in a musical relationships can be murder. “Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story” is a two-character musical drama that recounts the chilling true story of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the twentieth century. Focusing on their obsessive relationship and utilizing Leopold's 1958 parole hearing as a framework, "Thill Me" reveals the series of events in 1924 Chicago that led about-to-be law students Leopold and Loeb to be forever remembered as "the thrill killers." Nathan Leopold was passionate about Richard Loeb, who was passionate about crime and excitement. They created a secret agreement to satisfy each other's needs. Soon Richard convinced Nathan that they embodied Nietzsche's idea of the "Superman" and were above society. Then he drew him into his plan to lure a young boy to his death just to prove they could get away with it. But soon their perfect crime unraveled due to a careless mistake. Or was it so careless?