Love Kills

October 13 – 22, 2011
By Kyle Jarrow

Produced by Theatre Inconnu
Directed by Clayton Jevne

Based on the 1958 killing spree by Charlie Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate that shook America to its moral core, OBIE Award-winning, New York playwright, Kyle Jarrow’s critically acclaimed rock musical and psychological drama brings us inside the jail and inside the heads of two teenage lovers accused of murder. When interrogated by the town sheriff and his wife, facts blur and loyalties shift as the teenage lovers are pressured to confess before dawn. Advisory: Partial nudity, mature subject matter and strong language.


“… a compelling and entertaining production. Jarrow forces us to consider that spree killers are people too… he merely advocates for humaneness and open-mindedness. And that’s never a bad thing.”
Times Colonist

“Love Kills… and it rocks too!” “Go see it; you may not come out humming, but you certainly won’t be disappointed.” Monday Magazine (Top Pick, Nominated for M Award for Best Musical)

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Show Dates

October 13– 22, 2011
Public Previews ($7 tickets after 5pm) @ 8pm: October 11 & 12
Evenings @ 8pm: October 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Matinee @ 2pm: Saturday, October 22

LISTEN NOW! Pre-Show Lecture:
“Art and Violence”
Professor Emeritus Alan Hughes spoke about our cluture’s fascination with stories of violence — both as an inspiration for art and those times when life imitates art. Recorded on October 14.

Cast & Creative

Creative Team:

Director: Clayton Jevne (BFA ’85, MFA ’87 and PhD ’03)
Music Director: Donna Williams
Lighting Designer: Bryan Kenney (MFA Candidate)
Stage Manager: Courtney Butler
Live Music by: The Party on High Street


Brendan Bailey as Charlie Starkweather
Cam Culham
 (MFA’03) as Sherrif Merle Karnopp
Marina Lagacé 
(BFA ’10) as Caril Ann Fugate
Donna Williams
 as Gertrude Karnopp