Read This: Elaine Liner’s Observer Story About the Disappearance of the Dallas Theater Center’s 1974 Play About Oswald’s Killer

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the day Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy and killed a Dallas police officer, Elaine Liner offers us this fantastic story about an original play written and produced by the Dallas Theater Center called Jack Ruby, All-American Boy.

Ruby, if you’ll recall, was the local nightclub owner who killed Oswald before he could be tried for his crimes. The play was a phenomenal hit, but it’s never been seen or heard of since its sold-out first run in 1974. Liner, who saw the production, asks why.

This is fascinating stuff, rich with Dallas history and Dallas theater history. Recommended.

Photo: Jack Ruby, All-American Boy.