convergence-continuum to Present First-Ever Musical THRILL ME, 5/17-6/8
convergence-continuum continues its 2013 Season: Ruled by Passion with its first-ever musical: the Ohio premiere of Thrill Me: the Leopold & Loeb Story, book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff.
Relationships can be murder. Thrill Me is a two-character musical drama that recounts the chilling true story of the legendary, nineteen-year-old duo who committed one of the most heinous and infamous crimes of the twentieth century. Focusing on their obsessive relationship and utilizing Leopold's 1958 parole hearing as framework, Thrill Me unfolds the series of events in 1924 Chicago that led aspiring law students Leopold and Loeb to be forever known as "the thrill killers." Nathan Leopold was passionate about Richard Loeb, who was passionate about crime and excitement. They created a secret compact to satisfy each other's needs. Richard convinced Nathan they exemplified Nietzche's concept of the "Superman" and were above society, and drew him into luring a young boy to his death just for the thrill of proving they could get away with it. But soon after the perfectly planned murder, it all unraveled due to a careless mistake. Or was it careless?
Thrill Me is directed by convergence-continuum's Artistic Director, Clyde Simon and Musical Director Anthony Ruggiero, and features Mike Major as Nathan Leopold and Zac Hudak as Richard Loeb.
Thrill Me opens Friday, May 17 and runs at 8 p.m. Thu-Sat through June 8 at the Liminis, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 in the historic Tremont neighborhood. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. Reservations and information at www.convergence-continuum.org and 216-687-0074.