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Noir Suspicions - Full Length Play, Comedy

Noir Suspicions

David Landau, Nikki Stern

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573602337

David Landau
Music and Lyrics by Nikki Stern
"Embroiling.'' - The New York Times

"Blockbuster evening [of] great theater.'' - Parsippany News

"Good fun, good taste." - Forbes

"Exceptional.'' - WOR-Radio

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Mystery/Thriller

75 Minutes

Time Period - 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.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, Play w/ Music

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget

In this hard boiled comic mystery sequel to the ever-popular Murder at Cafe Noir, ex-private eye Rick Archer is now the confused manager of Cafe Noir on the island of Mustique. He is confronted with a corpse on the dock, a mysterious femme fatale, a French blackmailer and a businessman who wants both the cafe and the woman. Rick is arrested after the blackmailer is murdered in his club. It is up to the audience to convince the magistrate that he is innocence. A tribute to Casablanca with many references to the classic movie, Noir Suspicions is guaranteed to delight audiences whether or not they are familiar with Murder at Cafe Noir.

"Embroiling.''" - The New York Times

"Blockbuster evening [of] great theater.'' - Parsippany News

"Good fun, good taste." - Forbes

"Exceptional.'' - WOR-Radio

Characters

CASTING

4m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

CLAUDETTE and JUDGE KOCH are played by the same actress. RENAULT and RIGFIELD are played by the same actor.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

RICHARD ARCHER - ex-private detective, now half owner of the Cafe Noir. He partner and girlfriend is -
SHEILA WONDERLY - ex-call girl, now the other half owner of the Cafe Noir.
ANTHONY CAIRO - a dealer in the black market, and hiding out from some smugglers he double-crossed.
DEPUTY INSPECTOR RIGFIELD - of the St. Vincent Police. He hates the Cafe Noir and has longed to close it down and get himself a promotion to full inspector.
INGRID LASZLO - a desperate woman being blackmailed.
SIDNEY FERRARI - the British owner of the Blue Parrot Resort and Condos on Tobago Cay and one of the Carribean's wealthiest developers.
CLAUDETTE PONTE - a French blackmailer, known as Nurse Nightshade because of her expertise with poisons.
JUDGE KOCK - a magistrate from St. Vincent and regular at the Cafe Noir.
RENAULT - a taxi driver and member of the radical French Liberte party.
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MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

Music CD
Lead Sheets
Author(s)

David Landau

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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