City of Angels
Directed by: Paul Recupero
Music Directed by: Barbara Newberry
May 12, 13, 19, 20 @ 7:30 pm
May 14, 21 @ 2:00 pm
Shannondell Performing Arts Theater
Audubon, PA 19403
In the late 1940s, Stine, a bookish writer of detective stories, struggles to adapt his crime novel into a workable screenplay. As Stine tries to maintain some integrity in the backstabbing world of Hollywood, his protagonist, a hardboiled private eye named Stone, fights for survival in a city full of criminals and opportunists. In a clever design choice, the stories are told on a split stage: Stine’s world is in full color, while Stone’s appears in black and white - film noir style. With wit, humor, and a brilliant, bluezy jazz score, City of Angels captures the snappy dialogue of a Raymond Chandler novel and the glitzy showmanship of classic Hollywood; the result is a crowd-pleasing musical unlike any other.