Trial Reenactment




This was the 2016 program.

Trial Reenactment postcard




Landmark Center’s Trial Reenactment Series is a theatre program designed to bring to life many of the trials and court decisions that were made in Landmark Center when it was the Federal Courts Building.  Noted Twin Cities judges, legal practitioners and academics often trade robes for costumes to bring the courts to life.

The reenactment performances are open to the public, and due to their popularity, require ticket purchases in advance. Tickets also available at the door. Below is a description of the 2016 program.

2016 Trial Reenactment: Sworn to Be True: The Women of Dillinger's Gang

Dolls. Dames. Broads. Molls. They stood by their men.  Loved 'em when they shouldn't. Meet the women of John Dillinger's gang whose loyalty was rewarded with bullets and prison cells.  Evelyn "Billie" Frechette and her friends must own up to their roles in the gang's life of crime in this new, dramatic treatment of the Evelyn's trial. This theater production has a twist:  the actors are actually local judges and lawyers from among the states most prestigious law firms and benches!

The original script is by Joan Elwell and it was directed by Ben Ratkowski. Produced and Presented by Minnesota Landmarks, in partnership with Lakeshore Players Theater with support from the Federal Bar Association.

Performances were scheduled for: September 22 - 24 at 7 pm.
Tickets are generally - $10