KANATA THEATRE’S LATEST ‘FILM NOIR’ PRODUCTION WILL KEEP AUDIENCES ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS

Plot twists, laughs, intrigue, shadows, and a femme fatal can all be expected for anyone coming to see Peter Colley’s Murder in Noirville directed by Helen and
Martin Weeden, opening March 25th at Kanata Theatre.

Marking the penultimate play of Kanata Theatre’s 45th season, Murder in Noirville is the story of a burnt out big-city cop, played by Peter Veale, who moves to a small city in an attempt to put his life back together, only to discover a dark secret underlying the little community. Using the humour and fun of the 1940’s and 50’s “film noir” style, this murder mystery will keep audiences on the edge of their seats until the very end.

The play runs for ten shows Tuesdays through Saturdays from March 25th until April 5th, 2014. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the box office at (613) 831-4435 or by visiting online at www.kanatatheatre.com. Tickets are $20.00 each and curtain is at 8pm.

Cast
Directed by……………............Helen and Martin Weeden
Joe Adamante…………………Peter Veale
Evelyn McAllister……………...Erin Ryan
Mayor Wentworth……………..Harold Swaffield
Marcus Bassano………………Ron Gardner
Alex Gardner…………………..Cathy Dowsett
Dante Bassano………………..Ian Glen

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Murder in Noirville brings film noir style to Kanata Theatre stage

Kanata Kourier-Standard

By Kanata Theatre

Murder in Noirville brings film noir style to Kanata Theatre stage

Harold Swaffield, Cathy Dowsett and Peter Veale rehearse in the Kanata Theatre production Murder in Noirville, which will hit the stage at the Ron Maslin Playhouse from March 25 to April 5.

is getting ready to present the penultimate play of their 45th season.

Over their long history presenting more than 280 productions the group has done a wonderful job of staging a variety of genres, including farces, war epics, dramas, satires, Shakespeare and musicals.

Their next play falls into the category of comedy/thriller and it will not disappoint.

Murder In Noirville, written by Peter Colley and directed by Martin and Helen Weeden looks at the humour and fun of "film noir" that was so popular in the 1940s and 1950s.

Set in the quaint little town of Edenvale, the play has a real "Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall" feel to it.

We meet Joe Adamante, a burned out big city cop played by Peter Veale, who moves to a small town in an attempt to heal and put his life back together.

He quickly realizes life in a small town is far more dangerous than the gritty, big city.

Caught in the middle of murder, mystery and corruption, Joe discovers a dark secret underlying the politics of this little community.

As an audience member, you will find yourself engrossed in an edge of your seat "whodunit" where you simply won't know how it all ends.

You'll be laughing one minute, then holding your breath in the next as guns are drawn and the plot thickens.

Fitting the genre perfectly, this comedy/thriller focuses on nothing being quite as it seems.

Kanata Theatre's production of Murder in Noirville by Peter Colley runs in the Ron Maslin Playhouse, 1 Ron Maslin Way, just off Terry Fox Drive in Walter Baker Park, from Tuesday to Saturday, March 25 to April 5. Tickets are $20.

The Playhouse is fully accessible. Parking is abundant and free. Call the Kanata Theatre box office 613-831-4435 or you can now buy tickets on-line atkanatatheatre.com.

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