In 1912, painter Egon Schiele spent 24 days in a rural Austrian jail charged with immorality and seduction of a minor. Ever the self-dramatist, he kept an anguished journal and lent his prison paintings such meek titles as "Hindering the Artist Is a Crime, It Is Murdering Life in the Bud!" and "I Feel Not Punished but Purified!" (The journal entry reading "I must live in my own excrement. . . . I am unshaven!" gives the lie to the latter.) Based on Schiele's diary and the details of his trial, playwright Julia Jordan has crafted the... More >>>