Oswald certainly was a character worthy of suspicion. Virulently anti-American, he defected to the Soviet Union when he was 20 and remained a member of the Communist Party when he returned to the States. Among other things, he carried a forged Selective Service card (which he allegedly used to purchase the rifle used in the Kennedy assassination) and attempted to kill a right wing extremist U.S. general.
Though some to this day refuse to accept the Warren Commission report's conclusions, playwright Richard seems to have made up his mind about Oswald's guilt—the play opens with him firing three shots out the window of the book depository.
Oswald runs at the Write Act Repertory, 6128 Yucca Street, Hollywood, until February 18. Tickets can be obtained by calling (323) 469-3113 or here.
Photo: Dennis Richard