NIGHTS OF NOIR
“In a theater scene dominated by Iraq and dysfunctional families, this refreshingly light-hearted little satire skips along, dropping puns and breaking into song and dance like movies in its decade of choice, the 1940s…The playlets follow long, lean and handsome private eye Bolt (Scott Gerard), as he tries to find, in Play One, a missing painting and, in Play Two, a missing girl. Wilson has a flair for the fun in this kind of material, as when Bolt plots to drag the truth out of Vivian the vamp (Elizabeth V. Newman) ‘kiss by kiss.’…Newman’s mellow voice gives her character a Lauren Bacall edge.”"
- Laura Hitchcock, www.curtainup.com
“Lending a perfect air of deadpan drollery and lady-killing seductiveness as Bolt, Scott Gerard is a master farceur…with his sleepy-eyed glare, laid-back speech cadences, and the ability to maintain a straight face, Gerard serves as a welcome anchor.
| Among other standouts in the adept ensemble are Eric Charles Jorgenson as a wooden-legged German eccentric named Albee Monkeysuncle, Drew Droege as a klutzy thug called Thin Guy, Elizabeth V. Newman as a sultry femme fatale and Rachel Kanouse as the quintessential embodiment of a B-movie wronged dame…Among the evenings highlights are a shoehorned-in musical-comedy sequence and a priceless gag when a character ‘slips a mickey’ into a drink.”
– Les Spindle, Backstage
"The plays combine a post modern, highly comedic take on the classic noir style of speech, relationships, dress and décor. Throughout both performances (Marked For Love and Of Dicks And Dames), tongues are planted firmly in cheek, much to the delight of the sell-out audiences!”
– John Stephens, The Pasadena Independent
“Who doesn’t like a good spoof on the Golden Age of Noir, er, make that the Black and White With Lots of Shadows Age of Noir? Set in Los Angeles in 1942 (Friday, February 5, to be exact) and filled with goofs of the film noir genre, Night Of Noir is filthy with film and literary references of the era, yet also throws a healthy dollop of contemporary culture in each scene to spice things up a bit…spot-on performances are Megan Evanich, Eric Charles Jorgenson, Rachel Kanouse, Lauren Leonelli, Elizabeth V. Newman, Mike Park, Jan Pessin and John Szura…Playwright Kasey Wilson should expect crowded houses for this delightful comedy!”
– Roy Rodgers Oldencamp
“The play is a punster delight with some of the most outrageous puns and sight gags since Airplane! The fine cast is anchored by the performance of Scott Gerard as Bolt. There were no weak performances and Mike Park as Hank Sergeant, Elizabeth V. Newman as Vivian, Rachel Kanouse as Margritte, Megan Evanich ast Dottie, Drew Droege as Thin Guy and John Szura as Johnny Mute all deserve praise for their fine work.”
– Andrès Chavez, The San Fernando Valley Sun
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