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Creating the perfect murder for the thrill of it forms the basis of Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story, which Pandora Productions will present beginning tomorrow.

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story will take place on May 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. each night.  Shows on May 12 and 19 are to happen at 5:30 p.m. and a second May 18 show will occur at 2 p.m.  All performances are to go on at the Henry Clay Theatre, located in the Henry Clay Building at 604 S. Third Street in Old Louisville.

Tickets for each show are $18 per person and can be purchased at the Pandora Productions website.  More information on the show can also be obtained at the Pandora website.

The musical Thrill Me centers on Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who became infamous in the 1920s for committing what they believed was the perfect crime.  The duo's story, told through Leopold's 1958 parole hearing, focuses on the their passion for carrying out the crime, the murder of a 14-year-old in 1920s Chicago, and their passion for each other.

J.R. Stuart directed Thrill Me, which Stephen Dolginoff created.

Following Thrill Me, Pandora will present 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.  That production will open in June.

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A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for Louisville.com since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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