City of Dreadful Night
The dark and gritty world of the postwar 1940s combined with Edward Hoppers city paintings set the scene for Don Nigros play, City of Dreadful Night. Not a spoof or an ironic homage, Nigro has crafted a hard-boiled immersion into the shadowy, troubled, yet strangely beautiful world of classic Film Noir. City of Dreadful Night is Nigros take on the characters in Edward Hoppers iconic painting, Nighthawks.
Its 1948 and Gus, a small time hood in New York City, can't shake the feeling that his girlfriend, Anna, might be hiding something from him. To get some answers, he recruits Tony, a veteran whose noggin was scrambled in the war, to tail her. This leads all three into a dangerous entanglement as secrets begin to emerge from the shadows. Where is the girl in the picture? And how does Philly, who is always behind the counter fit into the picture? Does he hold the key to figuring it all out?
City of Dreadful Night is an edge of your seat tribute to classic Hollywood film-making, full of twists and turns, romance and intrigue.
The Sherry Theater (View)
11052 Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|