Hippo Campus, ‘Chicago,’ Brian Edward
Summer brings its own special flavor to theater in Pittsburgh.
In 1924 in Chicago, two lurid murder cases made heads, each involving a glamorous young woman. One admitted shooting her r and there was strong evidence that the other, a cabaret singer, had killed hers. Both had clever lawyers who played on the jurors’ sympathy, and both were acquitted. After covering the cases as a reporter, Maurine Dallas Watkins wrote a play satirizing the media-circus trials and the reckless, freewheeling atmosphere of the city itself. Her play, Chicago, did well
‘Chicago,’ ‘Logan’s Run’ Party, Pirates vs. Giants
Murder was never so much fun.
Sam Bush, “Chicago,” Jazz & Jes, Brewers vs. Pirates, VooDoo vs. Power