At the Theater: A Sinner’s Success!

never the sinner - victory gardens

The courtroom drama gave us much to think about.

Forward Chicago’s first try at a group theater outing was a success!

Even though we had less than 10 days to pull it all together, 14 eager enthusiasts attended “Never The Sinner,” a Victory Gardens Theater presentation that offered a creative account of the 1924 murder of young Bobby Franks by wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.

Directed by Gary Griffin, the play included an account of the events leading up to the crime, the murder itself and the ensuing court case. It offered the audience thought-provoking insights into murder, motive and capital punishment. A post-play Q&A session allowed the audience to offer rigorous opinions and responses to other attendees about the play, and the related legal, societal, moral and ethical questions.

Due to the success of this outing, we will be organizing more theater outings that will offer a variety of plays to enjoy, with an eye on thrilling content and attractive ticket prices.

Keep your eye on Forward Chicago’s Community Calendar and email announcements for future events.

About Jeff Robison

Jeff is a DePaul neighborhood resident focused on seniors' interests and issues. With wife Ausra, he is co-founder of LincolnPark FamilyCare, providing local non-medical, in-home care to seniors. Jeff can often be found enjoying the company of others on Chicago's North Side, working to spark social, educational, and needs-based community involvement. An avid hunter-and-pecker, he admits to having no writing skills whatsoever.

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