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University Theatre stages courtroom drama 'Never the Sinner'

by Tonya Durlach

Dec. 9, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Zorn, Rasmussen and Cooper in Never the Sinner.
WMU's G. William Zorn, Max Rasmussen and David Lew Cooper star in "Never the Sinner."

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University theatre students will stage the courtroom drama "Never the Sinner" Jan. 26 through Feb. 5 in the York Arena Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Performance schedule
"Never the Sinner" at York Arena Theatre

A case of epic proportions is being investigated in this courtroom drama that tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. John Logan's "Never the Sinner" digs deep into the minds of two rich young men who decide to plot the perfect crime. In the Chicago murder trial of the 1920s that coined the phrase "crime of the century," their attorney Clarence Darrow stated, "I can see sin in all the world. And I may well hate that sin, but never the sinner."

Dr. D. Terry Williams, WMU professor emeritus of theatre, will direct the all-student cast.


All seating for "Never the Sinner" at York Arena Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $5 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.