History Drama Performances



This was the 2017 program.

Gleckman and Brown

Leon Gleckmand and Police Chief "Big Tom" Brown




Landmark Center’s History Drama Perforamnce Series is a theatre program designed to bring to life many of the trials, court decisions and other related events that were relevant to 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.

2017 Partners in Crime:

Partners in Crime examines the notorious alliance between bootlegging boss Leon Gleckman and Saint Paul police chief “Big Tom” Brown , as they reminisce about their roles during Saint Paul’s infamous gangster hey-days. The production features a cast of volunteer actors and actresses, many of whom have day jobs as lawyers or judges.

The original script was written for the stage by Bill Sikorski and is directed by Ben Ratkowski. Produced and Presented by Minnesota Landmarks, in partnership with Lakeshore Players Theater.

These performances are open to the public, and due to their popularity, require ticket purchases in advance. Tickets also available at the door.

Performances scheduled for 2018 are September 21 - 23.