Dressed for Court
Murder and Mass Media on Stage
English Theatre Utrecht’s upcoming production, Dressed for Court, is set in 1920’s Chicago. It takes the audience into the female prison, the flurry of the media storm, and the court of law.
In Chicago in the 1920’s, the alcohol prohibition laws drove the good time guys and gals underground to the seedy jazz clubs, where the music was hot, and the forbidden liquor was flowing. In this context, crimes of passion were sometimes committed, but the public doubted whether a woman could really be capable of murder, especially if she was attractive. But what if she wasn’t?