THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY Set for Midsumma Festival
"Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story" is an award-winning musical with book, music and lyrics by playwright and composer, Stephen Dolginoff. Based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the so-called 'thrill killers' of the early 20th century who committed murder in 1924 in order to commit "the perfect crime."
Told in flashbacks beginning with a 1958 parole hearing, "Thrill Me" examines the relationship between between Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb - both wealthy, 'normal' and intelligent Chicago students, about to commence training to become lawyers. A journey of two young men, one who believed he was above the law - obsessed and fuelled by the philosophy of Nietzsche to the point he believed he was Superman beyond good and evil. The other - a loner - became a witting accomplice empowering Loeb in his crimes. Together they both believed they had perpetuated the perfect murder. Or was one more certain than the other?
Starring Melbourne's Vincent Hooper as Nathan Leopold (Heathers, Rocky Horror Show, Neighbors) and Sydney's Stephen Madsen as Richard Loeb (Heathers, Rent, ASCAP Bound for Broadway Scholarship). Produced by Lisa Minett and Directed by Terence O'Connell of Ghost Light in association with Moving Light Productions. For more info visit www.ghostlightproductions.com.au and www.movinglight.com.au.