The 1935 assassination of Senator Huey Long will have its 75th anniversary in 2010. It remains one of the most hotly debated events in U.S. history.
The question explored in this production is whether the mild-mannered Dr. Carl Austin Weiss slipped by the Kingfish’s bodyguards to confront the governor for his intention to slander Weiss’ wife and subsequently shot Long or did the 29-year-old physician merely punch the Kingfish. Did a wild shot from his own bodyguard kill the boss as their lethal barrage cut down Weiss? The witnesses were all Long partisans, and oly if Weiss had survived would the public know his side of the story. That is the premise of the play. Here, Weiss lives and goes on trial with the jury selected from the audience each night!
Opening: February 25, 2010
Closing: March 07, 2010
Director: Greg Whitney
Production Staff: Gretchen Autin