“A brilliant, unforgettable musical…Sends chills down the spine. Intoxicating.” —Talkin’ Broadway
A potent tale from history with a twist of artistic focus as it traces the hopes, fears, dreams and desires of Nathan Leopold. In flashback, Leopold tells the parole board how he and Richard Loeb planned what they considered to be the perfect crime—with horrifying results. Exploring the power dynamics and manipulation between the two, Thrill Me features haunting music and taut dialogue as the complicated web created by Chicago’s notorious “thrill killers” unfolds. This Wharton Center Theatre Production features unique minimalist staging with some of the audience sharing the Pasant stage with the performers.
Sponsored by University Outreach & Engagement with additional support from April Clobes & Glen Brough; and Jack & Susan Davis.