Dickie & Babe: The Truth About Leopold & Loeb

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About This Show

The Blank Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Dickie & Babe: The Truth About Leopold & Loeb, written & directed by Daniel Henning. The documentary play details the 1924 Chicago murder case of little Bobby Franks.

Chicago. 1924. Hyper-intelligent rich teens Richard “Dickie” Loeb & Nathan “Babe” Leopold commit one of the most shocking crimes in U.S. history — leading to the infamous “trial of the century” with legal superstar Clarence Darrow as defense counsel. Over the years the boys’ tale has been sensationalized — but the dark truths behind the crime have never been told…until now.

Multi-award winning Blank Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Henning researched two years before writing this world premiere; exploring the details of Dickie & Babe’s relationship and the reasons behind their bizarre crime. The documentary play is based entirely on trial transcripts, medical reports, and newly discovered primary source material.

In other words…IT ALL HAPPENED!

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: February 8, 2008 Final Performance: April 13, 2008

Theatermania Review

| | February 11, 2008
This absorbing and slightly academic piece about the famed Chicago murderers is elevated by solid direction and strong performances.

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