Tony Award-winning playwright John Logan's new play Never the Sinner starts performances tonight at Victory Gardens Theater.
Tony Award-winning playwright John Logan's new play Never the Sinner starts performances tonight at Victory Gardens Theater.
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Victory Gardens Theatre presentation of Never the Sinner starts its run this evening.

Chicago, May 21, 1924: Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb are accused of brutally murdering a 14-year-old boy. The college students are the epitome of privilege. The court room drama confronts the disbelief that two handsome and wealthy men could commit such a crime. An exploration of the twisted relationship between two men in search of intellect and passion, the show asks the question, what could possibly drive two successful men to such a drastic and horrific act?

The show is written by John Logan, a Tony Award winner for his play Red and well-known screenwriter of Gladiator, The Aviator, and most recently the TV series Penny Dreadful. It's directed by Gary Griffin and features Japhet Balaban as Leopold, Bill Bannon as Reporter 1, Jordan Brodess as Loeb, Celeste Cooper as Reporter 2, Derek Hasenstab as Crowe, Keith Kupferer as Darrow, and Demetrios Troy as Reporter 3.

Performances will run through December 6.

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