DAYTON – This summer, Ohio vs. Louis E. Parker, a local historic court case, will be brought to life at downtown Dayton’s Old Court House (Est. 1850) in Dayton History’s 2017 Old Case Files courtroom drama series.
This year’s historic trial reenactment is the 1935 case of Louis E. Parker, whose wife left him for another man. The series of events that unfolds is riveting, as audience members learn what law and order was like in Depression-era Dayton.
The trial promises mystery, tantalizing testimonies, and confusingly intriguing witnesses. After listening to evidence from both the prosecution and defense, spectators will decide whether the defendant is innocent or guilty.
Alongside a cast of Dayton History staff and volunteers, guests will experience the drama of the original case in an authentic historical courtroom setting.
Join Dayton History for an interactive courtroom drama at the Old Court House – a site that has hosted Abraham Lincoln and seven other U.S. presidents. This sensational murder case will be retried with a verdict decided by audience members. Attendees will have a chance to interact with the witnesses. And some may be lucky enough to be chosen as jury members, determining the fate of Louis E. Parker.
Performances are July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and August 5, 6, 7. Friday & Saturday performances: 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances: 3 p.m.
For reservations and Information call (937) 293-2841 Ext. 127 or email: [email protected]
Admission for Dayton History Members: $12, Non-Members: $15.
Refreshments and memorabilia available for purchase.
The Old Court House is located at 7 N. Main St. Dayton.