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A Lighter Shade of Noir

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A Lighter Shade of Noir

by Patrick Derksen

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.

A fabulously funny and high styling take on film noir - it’s a lighter shade of noir after all!


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Tips from the Author

No matter how funny the situation Trent Trowel finds himself in, he never sees the humour. He takes his life seriously and never winks at the audience. The more serious he is, the funnier the play will be!

Why not start your rehearsals off by listening to the playwright talk about the play and his experience as a teacher/playwright. Click here to listen to our podcast interview with Patrick Derksen.

Tips from past Producers

Have fun with it! And reach out to the playwright if you get the chance. He is terribly kind, and fun to talk with!

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