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Full Length Play, Comedy
"Mystery theatre at its finest." - Sun Times, Portland
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Full Length Play
Mystery/Thriller, Period, Parody / Spoof
Time Period - Present Day, 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - The dining room of the Cafe Noir, a seedy supper club that seems to have fallen out of a 1940's detective film located on the docks of the island Mustique.
Audience Participation/Interactive, Play w/ Music
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget
The most popular mystery dinner show in the country, Murder at Cafe Noir has enjoyed weekly productions coast to coast since its premiere in 1989. This forties detective story come to life features Rick Archer, P.I., out to find a curvaceous runaway on the forgotten island of Mustique, a place stuck in a black and white era. The owner of the Cafe Noir has washed ashore, murdered, and Rick's quarry was the last person seen with him. He employs his hard boiled talents to find the killer. Was it the French madame and club manager, the voodoo priestess, the shyster British attorney, the black marketeer or the femme fatale? The audience votes twice on what they want Rick to do next and these decisions change the flow of this comic tribute to the Bogart era.
"Aptly tongue in check [with] clever punch lines and occasional song interludes." - Washington Times
"Fast and funny satire." - The Los Angeles Times
"This whodunit is darn good it's the kind of show that lingers on you mind, like a dame's perfume." - Maryland Journal
"A feast for connoisseurs of mystery." - Orange County Daily Pilot
"Riveting." - Daily Pennsylvanian
"It's as close as you'll ever get to stepping into Bogey's shoes at the Blue Parrot." - Boston Herald
THURSBY, VANGILDER and RIGFIELD are all played by the same actor.
David Landau is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Mystery Writers of America. An award winning and published playwright, he has also won a few screenwriting awards and written a number of scripts for video and film. He received the Blackburn Award for Excellence in Playwriting for his hard-boiled romantic comedy Deep Six Holiday, which also won the TownSquare Playhouse New Play contest. Mr. ... view full profile
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