Thrill Me by Stephen Dolginoff
"There is a lot of trust between these two actors. Leopold and Loeb had a very complicated, intense relationship and it is the actors' abilities to create that relationship that makes the story and that takes chemistry. And these boys have it."
"The acting is impeccable and the direction by Brooke Edwards is sure. The actor’s body language and Edwards’ use of the (small) space lends an operatic feel."
" The songs are eerie but alluring with accompaniment by a wonderful Henry Palkes at the piano. The costumes by Cynthia Lohrmann are perfect, and the scenic design by Will James Stacey is simple but effective and works well to accentuate John Blunk's potent lighting. "
SynopsisIn 1924, in the tony Hyde Park section of Chicago, two wealthy Jewish college students, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, said to have IQ scores in excess of 200, were infatuated with Nietzche's concept of the "Supermen," the idea that highly gifted people are "above" the laws designed for ordinary humans. To prove their loyalty to the concept, these two honor students who were about to enter law school at the University of Chicago, consp..
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