A woman in a dress and heels stands at a train station with blood stained chests of multiple colors and shapes.

The Truth About Winnie Ruth Judd

Written By Cathy Dresbach & Ben Tyler

Directed By Matthew Wiener

February 7, 2024 to March 17, 2024
Judith Hardes Theatre

From secretary to “trunk murderess”, this real-life Phoenix local bagged more than she bargained for.

Many have heard of Winnie Ruth Judd, a lovesick woman who killed her friends over a man’s affection before escaping the asylum six times. While you might think you know one of Arizona’s most notorious homicide cases, this is the chilling truth. After premiering at the 2020 Festival of New American Theatre, this bizarre investigative play will have audiences raising their magnifying glasses to the newspaper sensationalized woman and her real story.

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Upcoming Dates for The Truth About Winnie Ruth Judd

Wednesday 2/14/2024 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Thursday 2/15/2024 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Friday 2/16/2024 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Saturday 2/17/2024 1:30 PM Buy Tickets
Saturday 2/17/2024 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
Sunday 2/18/2024 2:00 PM Buy Tickets


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Select Mask Required Performances

Select performances have been designated "Mask Required" to ensure all audiences have an opportunity to attend a performance in an environment they are comfortable in: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 1:30 PM


ASL/Audio Describe Night

Audio Description and American Sign Language Interpretation are available for each production. ASL/Audio Describe Night is Thursday, February 29, 2024 for The Truth About Winnie Ruth Judd.

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