Never The Sinner

a Library Theatre Company Production

In a wealthy Chicago suburb in 1924, two rich, board young students decide to kill a teenage boy brutall and in cold blood, as a ‘phychological experiment’; to see what it would be like to commit a murder. The media claimed the crime of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold as the crime of the century, but it is not the crime, but the punishment, that is the centrepiece of this brilliant courtroom drama. Never The Sinner is also a love story, a tale of seductuion between the aloof, intellectual Leopold whose fantasy is to serve and protect the perfect man, and handsome, dangerous Loeb, who dreams of breaking out of society’s strictures and laws. With the local community baying for the rope, defence attorney Clarence Darrow makes an eloquent plea to save the lives of Leopold and Loeb.