Capital Crime
by Austin Playhouse

May. 06, 2017

Capital Crime! 

Written by Carson Kreitzer

Staged Reading directed by Lara Toner Haddock

Featuring Joey Banks, Brian Coughlin, Huck Huckaby, Michelle Keffer, Britney Knowlton, Samuel Knowlton, Christopher Loveless, Laura Walberg, and Sarah Zeringue

 In 1906, model and actress Evelyn Nesbit's husband killed her wealthy benefactor, launching a tabloid sensation. The event was branded the "Show Girl Murder" and Evelyn became known as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing." This whimsical, rock and roll inspired play takes on the aftermath of the murder when a movie company produces a film about the event. Connecting the exploitation of Nesbit to contemporary exploitation of young women, Capital Crime! is an original, irreverent, and very fun look at the dark side of America's obsession with youth. 

Part of Austin Playhouse's Festival of New American Plays, May 5-7, 2017

Capital Crime
by Carson Kreitzer
Austin Playhouse

May 06, 2017
Austin Playhouse
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78752

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8 PM

Reservations are highly recommended, so call 512-476-0084, email

or Click Here for tickets!​