Wednesday, December 23, 2009
UPDATE: Review by Ashley Lindstrom in the San Antonio Current, January 13
THE HARD BARGAIN
World Premiere “Stage Noir”
at the Overtime Theater, San Antonio
Now ensconced in its new home in the Blue Star Arts Complex, the arts center of San Antonio, the Overtime Theater will stage even more original works by San Antonio playwrights and directors. As our grand opening show in the Blue Star space, the Overtime presents The Hard Bargain, a “stage noir” detective story written by Scott McDowell and directed by Andrew Thornton.
Staged with the feeling of a classic film noir movie, The Hard Bargain brings back gritty detectives Blake and Winters from the hard-boiled detective play The Good Samaritan, which played at the Overtime Theater in August 2008. Andrew Thornton directed The Good Samaritan as well.
This time the detectives return to solve a seemingly impossible murder that leads them into the smoky world of jazz, nightclubs, and sensuous femmes fatales. The murder tests the limits of their own worlds and morals in a play that can only be seen at the Overtime.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Two Sunday matinees (3 pm) also are scheduled for Jan. 10 and Jan. 17. Ticket prices are $12 general admission, and $9 for teachers, students, seniors 65+, and SATCO members.
The Overtime Theater @ the Blue Star Art Complex
1414 S. Alamo St., Suite 103
San Antonio, TX 78210
Read more at AustinLiveTheatre.com . . . .