“She had hair the colour of moonlight on topaz. And a mouth that would have sent Shakespeare thumbing through a thesaurus.”
Gunmetal Blues is a hard-boiled detective yarn disguised as a lounge act -- or maybe it's the other way around. Live from the Red Eye Lounge, Buddy Toupee -- piano player and tour guide -- leads us on a voyage of mystery, murder and music as Sam Galahad searches for a missing blonde in a world of smoke and mirrors, shadows and shattered dreams. The murdered mogul, the missing heiress, the woman with a past, the crooked cop, the world-weary private eye – they’re all here and set to music that will have you humming along as you try to solve the mystery before the final bars end.
A revival of the Vancouver Playhouse production
"(PTE) was red-hot Thursday night with laughs, music and some great light-hearted entertainment.." -- Lunchfor1
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Artistic Director Robert Metcalfe says:
“I love noir films -- always have done. This was a fun way to add a little 1940’s sensibility to our 40th Anniversary season.”
DINNER AND A SHOW!
> Park for FREE in the parcade at Portage Place
> Enjoy a three-course dinner at Rudy's Eat & Drink
> See Gunmetal Blues at Prairie Theatre Exchange
All for under $70!
Directed by Max Reimer
Set & Lighting Desgn: Conor Moore
Stage Manager: Leslie Sidley
Apprentice Stage Manager-Winnipeg: Ayden Buss
Apprentice Stage Manager-Vancouver: Christie Maxson
Meghan Gardiner..........The Blonde
Gordon Roberts........... The Piano Player
Andrew Wheeler...........The Private Eye
The character of Buddy Toupee was inspired by the work of Richard March.
Gunmetal Blues is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.