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LISTEN FOR FREE: Never The Sinner by John Logan.
Never the Sinner
Air Date: January 21, 2022
Two boys commit a murder―not for gain, or out of passion―but just to experience the thrill. John Logan based his play on the infamous 1924 trial of Leopold and Loeb. Never the Sinner is their story, and the story of one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians, Clarence Darrow. In the case of a lifetime, Darrow is called in to defend the monstrous and win freedom for the depraved. A Goodman Theatre co-production.
You Never Can Tell
Air Date: January 28, 2022
How many plays start in a dentist’s chair and climax with a wild masquerade party? Shaw’s hilarious comedy of errors involves mistaken identity, tangled courtship, and wise advice from “the perfect waiter.”
Behind the Sheet
Air Date: February 4, 2022
An important medical breakthrough has a shameful history. In 1840’s Alabama, a slave-owning doctor performs medical experiments on involuntary subjects – enslaved women – in an effort to solve a post-childbirth anomaly.
A Lesson Before Dying
Air Date: February 11, 2022
Based on the award-winning novel by Ernest J. Gaines and set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death.
Air Date: February 18, 2022
Based on Natasha Trethewey’s collection of poems, The Alliance Theatre’s production of Native Guard is both an elegy to her mother and a journey into Mississippi’s Civil War history.
Air Date: February 25, 2022
In this powerful comedy-drama, sensitive ‘Spoon’ LeVay and his brother, Flip, stumble into a domestic powder keg that exposes secrets of prejudice, hypocrisy, and adultery.