LTM’s Popular Play Reading Series Present a Play about “The Crime of The Century”

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2017’s Evenings@7, Little Theatre of Manchester’s popular script-in-hand play-reading series, presents the rescheduled reading of John Logan’s dramatization of the 1920’s Leopold and Loeb crime and trial, NEVER THE SINNER.

  • Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Silk Room @ Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd, Manchester
  • Cost: Free, although donations to support this type of work are gladly accepted

NEVER THE SINNER explores the complex and twisted relationship between Nathan Leopold Jr., and Robert Loeb as they seek to create a private world of passion, intellect, and the perfect crime. Ripped from the headlines, NEVER THE SINNER takes place during the summer of 1924 in Chicago, where the two teenagers are on trial for kidnapping and murdering 14-year-old Bobby Franks. Using actual newspaper headlines and trial transcripts, including arguments made by famed Defense Attorney Clarence Darrow (who would later go on to defend John T. Scopes in the Scopes Monkey Trial), playwright John Logan weaves together a courtroom drama with scenes showcasing the developing relationship between Leopold and Loeb. The play seeks to explain why two teenagers who seem to have it all—brilliance, wealth, youth—commit this most brutal crime.

NEVER THE SINNER is produced and directed by Little Theatre of Manchester’s Executive Director, Dwayne Harris (from Manchester), and features Mitch Hess (Vernon), Michael McKiernan (Colchester), Briand Rucci (Suffield), Mike Zizka (Burlington), Linda Ferreira (Tolland), Debbie Gustafson (East Hartford), and Scott Woodruff (Vernon).

This is a FREE event and no reservations are required!

For more information regarding NEVER THE SINNER or the Evenings@7 series, call the Box Office at 860-647-9824.

About Evenings@7
Evenings@7 offers FREE presentations of intimate script-in-hand play readings. Open to the public, these ONE-NIGHT ONLY performances are part of Little Theatre’s mission to develop art and artists. This series, featuring both established plays and musicals and new works, enables local talent to grow in their craft by performing for live audiences in a casual atmosphere with minimal production elements. The balance of the 2017 season features DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL by Mitch Albom and produced by Linda Ferreira on September 12; DRACULA by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston, from the Novel by Bram Stoker, and produced by Mitch Hess on October 10; and FINAL ARRANGEMENTS written and produced by Scott Kegler on November 14.

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