THEATRE IN THE DARK’S INAUGURAL PRODUCTION WILL BE THE CHICAGO PREMIERE OF NOIR THRILLER THREE STORIES UP, PERFORMED ENTIRELY IN TOTAL DARKNESS

 
 

THREE STORIES UP // THEATRE IN THE DARK

WRITTEN BY MACKENZIE GORDON
DIRECTED BY COREY BRADBERRY

PERFORMANCES OCT 24 - NOV 9, 2019

“THE CHURCH @ THORNDALE” (1244 W THORNDALE AVE—less than two minute walk from Thorndale Red Line)

After her husband is killed, a transit cop finds herself mixed up in Vancouver’s criminal underground. A fast-paced twister of a play that keeps you guessing until the end. Come with us into the dark and let your imagination run wild…

An 80-minute noir mystery set completely in the dark, the actors play nearly a dozen characters including cops, priests, journalists, and grifters in a theatre experience critics have called “innovative,” “elaborate,” and “viscerally compelling”!

Featured performers: Mackenzie Gordon (L) and Bethany Arrington (R). Photo: Zachary Parkhurst.

Featured performers: Mackenzie Gordon (L) and Bethany Arrington (R). Photo: Zachary Parkhurst.

 
THREE STORIES UP has the vibe of iconic pre-TV radio dramas, melded with the intimacy and immediacy of live performance, and the pure joy of being read to as a child. Highly recommended.”
— Bonnie Kenaz-Mara, CHIll Live Shows
 

SYNOPSIS

Beatrice, a Vancouver transit cop, discovers both her husband’s dead body and his history as an undercover police officer working deep within Vancouver's criminal underground. In search of the killer, she recruits her late husband’s last known informant, a drug runner who carries secrets of his own. The two embark on a hair-raising investigation through the city's colorful characters in search of justice… and revenge.