Written By Cathy Dresbach & Ben Tyler
Directed By Matthew Wiener
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 stranger than fiction truth. After premiering at the 2020 Festival of New American Theatre, this bizarrely hilarious play will have audiences raising their magnifying glasses to the newspaper sensationalized woman and her real story.
Act 1: 55 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
Act 2: 63 minutes
Experience the real life locations of the show! Take a self-guided adventure with this downloadable PDF, leading you to historic sites like Jack Halloran's Home, Union Pacific Station and Arizona State Hospital, formally Arizona State Asylum. Download the tour map here.
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Content Warnings: This production is a dark comedy that involves insinuations of deceased people, criminal cover-up, and sex work. Content warnings are subject to change or updates.
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