ALMOST BLUE is a stage noir set in a seedy rooming house. A man just out of prison trying to stay straight, a strange loner down the hall who writes pornographic greeting cards, a violent ex-con who wants to settle old scores. And of course, the beautiful woman in trouble, who messes with everybody's head. Written in a series of brutal, funny encounters, ALMOST BLUE is a journey into the dark night, full of plot twists and sultry exchanges.
"…a tough ninety-minute play that succeeds in a difficult genre: stage noir…There are mysteries to unravel, and the threat of violence bubbles on the surface, but as with all good noir, the characters carry the suspense…What results is a taut drama that builds in tension, sexual and otherwise, and has enough surprises in the last five minutes to make a seasoned noir fan gasp…" —NY Times. "Reddin, a literate playwright with an uncanny feel for styles and genres, is not content providing cheap thrills…Consequently, along with the dirty deeds, there are some searing moments in which the story takes on a fierce, savage dimension beyond pulp fiction." —Chicago Tribune.