Nothing but Noir: A Lighter Shade of Noir

A Lighter Shade of Noir
Written by Lindsay Price

Everything is definitely not what it seems in A Lighter Shade of Noir by Patrick Derksen – a fabulously funny and high styling take on film noir.

Trent Trowel is your typical gumshoe. Searching the mean streets for crimes to solve and dames to fall for. He joins some of the world’s most famous detectives at the International PD gala. There’s Shirley Holmes, Jean Louie Phillip Eustache… and Aunt Beatrice.

But is this just an innocent gala? Will the world’s most dastardly villains foil them with a fiendish master plan? Will Aunt Beatrice ever get an English muffin? Everything is not what it seems.

Theatre teacher, Dana Davis, from Prairie Trail Middle School in Olathe, KS directed this performance of A Lighter Shade of Noir, and the talented student performers mastered the challenge of this comedic genre:

We are a middle school in Olathe, KS. It was lots of fun. I even had a photographer take “noir-style” headshots of the kids to add to the mood.

Looking good, Prairie Trail Middle School!

*Photo credit: Micah Marie Photography

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About the author

Lindsay Price