The Brick Theater, Inc. presents a Gemini CollisionWorks production, World Gone Wrong, featuring design, direction, and text by Ian W. Hill. Part of The Moral Values Festival.
A world where the leaders lie, cheat, steal and murder. A world where Art and Science and Beauty and Reason are no longer valued. A world where survival means selling out, and trying to do the "right thing" means failure as a human being. A familiar place? Yes, of course, it is the fictional, 1940's world of film noir, nothing like our own present world at all, right? Right? Or has noir come true, and we're all living in a world gone wrong?
World Gone Wrong is a film noir pastiche-play consisting of dialogue from almost two hundred noirs, as well as quotes from our current U.S. Administration and other pertinent sources, combined into a semiabstract, dreamlike tale of betrayal, corruption, and revenge. A Fall Guy, poisoned and dying, tries to solve his own murder, bouncing from one noir icon to another, gaining clues, but no solutions. With his death appears The Detective (who may be just the Fall Guy's fantasy in his final moments of life) who strikes out at the murderers, eventually coming to the Femme Fatale and Gangster at the top, in a battle of a personal moral code against the institutionalized corruption masquerading as The System.
Schedule: Sat. 6/4 at 5:30 pm - Tue. 6/7 at 8:30 pm - Sun. 6/12 at 3.45 pm Tue. 6/14 at 9:30 pm - Thu. 6/30 at 8:15 pm - Sat. 7/2 at 10:45 pm