girl in the box

"Without entrapment, you cannot experience freedom. True freedom only comes from being liberated, from escaping."

RUTH (Girl in the Box)

In 1968, Ruth Eisemann-Schier made history as the first woman to end up on the FBI’s Most Wanted List, after she and her boy- friend kidnapped a millionaire’s daughter and held her for ransom by burying her underground in a plexiglass coffin. Join us as we unearth this horror and the making of a criminal.

The show premiered at the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival in June 2018. 

Girl in the Box recently remounted in November 2019, at Live Five Independent Theatre, thanks to the developmental support of the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre.

Written by 
S.E. Grummett & Danielle Spilchen
Directed by S.E. Grummett
Danielle Spilchen as Ruth Eisemann-Schier
Assistant Director: Katelyn Polischuk
Stage Management & Costumes by Jensine Emeline
Lighting and Set Design by
Amberlin Hsu