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Never the Sinner

John Logan

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87951-930-8
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In 1924, two young millionaires- nathan Leopold Jr. and Richrd Loeb- abducted and killed fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks, horrifying a nation. never the Sinner is John Logan's brilliant documentary play about the infamous Leopold and Loeb case, known in its time as the "crime of the century" and still one of the most notorious.

Leopold and Loeb were richer than most, and smarter. They knew every hot topic of the day, from Freud to Nietzsche; they were also lovers. Considering themselves Nietsche's "supermen," they decided to commit the "perfect murder," just for the thrill of it. But they proved to be considerably less than supermen, and within a matter of hours police questioners cracked their alibis. In the ensuing sensational trial, they were defended by the legendary Clarence Darrow, who got them life sentences rather than the expected execution.

Hailed by critics as "remarkable," "a great evening of theater," and "electrifying and thrilling," Never the Sinner won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, and was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Best Play and for the Drama League Award for Outstanding New Play.

JOHN LOGAN's other plays include Hauptmann, The View from Golgotha, and Speaking in Tongues. As a screenwriter, he has written scripts for Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, and Tom Cruise. He is currently working on projects for directors Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg.

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