Plays that deal with crimes or courts

ErinDillyFan
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/06
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 10:48am
A Few come to mind:
12 Angry Men
Inherit the Wind
The Merchant of Venice
Judgment at Nuremberg
Witness for the Prosecution
The Caine Mutiny
Anatomy of a Murder
A Few Good Men
Equus


Others? Any comedies?

Edit:
Murder by the Book
Dial M for Murder
The Lieutenant of Inishmoor
A Slight Case of Murder
Updated On: 7/24/14 at 10:48 AM
Alix
Broadway Star
joined:9/10/03
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 10:51am
Assassins and Threepenny Opera
"The world only spins forward." ~ 'Angels in America'
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 10:52am
The Winslow Boy

If you're looking at musicals, Legally Blonde.
ErinDillyFan
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/06
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 10:55am
I am more interested in straight plays but if you can add to the musicals:
Adrift in Macao
Assassins
Baker Street
Bonnie & Clyde
Bullets Over Broadway
Catch Me If You Can
Chicago
City Of Angels
Clue
Destry Rides Again
Do Re Mi
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Fierello
A Gentlemen's Guide to Love & Murder
The Fix
Little Shop of Horrors
Lucky Stiff
Meet John Doe
Murder Ballad
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
9 to 5
Oliver!
Parade
Pippin
The Robber Bridegroom
Pirates of Penzance
Reefer Madness
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Sister Act
Summer Stock Murder
Sunset Blvd
The Toxic Avenger
West Side Story
The Wild Party (Lippa)
The Wild Party (LaChiusa)
Whistle Down The Wind


Updated On: 7/24/14 at 10:55 AM
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 10:59am
Musical: The Scottsboro Boys

The Real Inspector Hound
An Inspector Calls
Crimes of the Heart
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ErinDillyFan
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/06
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 11:11am
Had originally had "The Scottsboro Boys" in mind but forgot by the time I wrote them down.
Elfuhbuh
Stand-by
joined:3/23/14
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 11:38am
Les Misérables and Elisabeth could count in the musicals department, since Elisabeth has the Kaiserin's murderer narrating the story.
SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 11:46am
Extremities is another play that would fit within your criteria.
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 11:53am
A Case of Libel
Daughter of Silence
Hostile Witness
A Shadow of My Enemy
Inquest


Comedies:

Moose Murders
A Shot in the Dark
A Murderer Among Us
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 11:57am
Wait Until Dark

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Updated On: 7/24/14 at 11:57 AM
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 11:58am
Most recently. ....A Time To Kill
Phantom of London
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joined:3/26/08
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 12:06pm
Time To Kill
Clarence Darrow
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followspot
Broadway Star
joined:12/27/11
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 12:07pm
Nuts
"Tracy... Hold Mama's waffles."
hairspraydude1962
Featured Actor
joined:7/20/09
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 12:32pm
The Crucible
The Laramie Project

Updated On: 7/24/14 at 12:32 PM
Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 12:41pm
Thrill Me
To Kill a Mockingbird
Play Esq.
Broadway Star
joined:7/10/09
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 12:54pm
A Man of All Seasons

Race
Someone in a Tree2
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/12
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 12:59pm
To add to the musicals, both HELLO DOLLY and SATURDAY NIGHT have key courtroom scenes.
ghostlight2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/5/04
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 02:19pm
The Cradle Will Rock.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 02:23pm
Would Doubt count? (I should think so but I'm not sure)
South Fl Marc
Broadway Legend
joined:6/23/04
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 02:39pm
There is an amazing play about the Leopold and Loeb trial called "Never the Sinner".

Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
Updated On: 7/24/14 at 02:39 PM
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 03:34pm
Murder In The First. I saw it at 59e59 two years ago, and it was an exceptional play.
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Barihunk
Leading Actor
joined:4/28/04
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 03:51pm
Agnes of God
Gross Indecency
"When you're a gay man, you have to feel good about yourself when a urologist says, "Yeah. I pick you". - Happy Endings
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 06:54pm
Here is a really old chestnut

Penthouse Legend - Mc Alpin Rooftop theater which is no longer there.

Believe it from an Ayn Rand novel
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 07:37pm
A little google search found this neat link, the American Bar Association's list of the 12 Greatest Legal Plays: http://www.abajournal.com/gallery/12_greatest_legal_pl Of them, only OEDIPUS THE KING and THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH haven't been mentioned here, but still a neat and authoritative ranking.

And off the top of my head, some more plays, mostly that deal with crime, though some also courts:
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST (farce!)
AMERICAN BUFFALO
BLACKBIRD (though it's a question of statute of limitations here, it's certainly the after-effects)
ELMINA'S KITCHEN
FUENTEOVEJUNA (thank you, Theatre Lit classes in college)
LOOT (farce!)
MAURITIUS (though not necessarily a crime-and-punishment story, more a would-I-if-it-comes-to-it?)
MURMURING JUDGES
SAINT JOAN
THE ROMANS IN BRITAIN
THE VIRTUOUS BURGLAR (farce! Man, Dario Fo is fun.)
THE VISIT
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Plays that deal with crimes or courts
Posted: 7/24/14 at 07:52pm
Just had an excellent revival

Machinal
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.