A WORLD PREMIERE
By Stan Werse
Directed by Marc Geller
WHEN: April 4 thru May 5
WHERE: New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch TICKETS: can be purchased by calling 732.229.3166 or by visiting www.njrep.org.
Here are the facts, just the facts … New York City, 1950 … Andrews has left town, Klein is dead, so is Lydecker, Betty … well she's still alive, but someone has beat the pretty off her. Clay Holden has his first big chance as a detective … but this is one case that he may not want to solve.
Stan Werse takes us on a roller coaster ride deep into the dark and shadowy world of film noir in this homage to the Hollywood crime dramas of the 1940’s and 50’s. Detective Clay Holden (Darrell Glasgow) has just been assigned to a new post, working with the bitter and cynical Norbert Grimes (Thomas Grube), and his henchman, the not-so-dumb-as-he-looks resident enforcer, McQue (Michael McCoy). A mysterious new woman has also just come into Clay’s life, Helen Lydecker (Catherine LeFrere).
Can Clay survive as a good man in a corrupt world in this hard-boiled crime drama? Right or wrong, what does it matter? Only the movies are black and white.