Never the Sinner
Nov 6Dec 6, 2015
By John Logan


Gary Griffin


John Logan


Japhet Balaban (Leopold)
Jordan Brodess (Loeb)
Keith Kupferer (Darrow)
Derek Hasenstab (Crowe)
Bill Bannon (Reporter 1)
Celeste M. Cooper (Reporter 2)
Demetrios Troy (Reporter 3)


John Logan’s carefully researched and clinically penned 1985 play “Never the Sinner,” now the subject of a skillful new production at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre directed by Gary Griffin, was the breakthrough work for a singularly successful writer who would, over the next two decades, move on from the genteel Chicago murderers known as Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb to probe a plethora of other disturbing monsters. (Source credited:

Production Team

Director: Gary Griffin
Set Design: Kurtis Boetcher
Costume Design: Janice Pytel
Lighting Design: Keith Parham
Sound Design: Andre Pluess
Projection Design: Michael Stanfill
Dramaturg: Isaac Gomez
Props Master: Aimee Plant
Assistant Director: Lavina Jadhwani
Production Stage Manager: Tina M. Jach