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Theatre & Performing Arts

The White City: An Audible Exhibition on H. H. Holmes, Murderer

A Theater in the Dark presents the first staged reading of playwright Rick Kinnebrew’s captivating examination of one of the late 19th century’s most notorious characters. Directed by Corey Bradberry and presented in the style of classic radio dramas of the 1930s and 1940s, the production combines the written word, human voices, original music, and rich soundscapes ranging from the Ferris wheel to the gallows where Holmes was executed.

The White City is based on the true story of Chicago’s multi-murderer Dr. H. H. Holmes. Guiding us through the story is a devilish carnival barker named Hatch. Ticket price includes a “ride” on the Great Wheel. An edifying spectacle not to be missed!

Ben Pitezel scores a bit of luck with a promising job in Chicago, but soon discovers that his new position with the smooth-talking Dr. H. H. Holmes is, in reality, a deal with the devil. Can Ben reap the rewards of his station without paying the ultimate price?

Rick Kinnebrew takes us inside Holmes’s mind to help us understand why so many people fell under his spell, and why we are still fascinated by his story 130 years later.

The production runs approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes including intermission. There will be a post-show Q & A with playwright Rick Kinnebrew after each performance.

Performances at 8:00pm on Friday October 6 and Saturday October 7.


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