Mystery, Murder and Intrigue at The Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill
Castle Hill Players present the crime thriller Earth and Sky by Douglas Post, directed by Faith Jessel, set for a Pavilion Theatre season from 13 May to 4 June.
Earth and Sky is for fans of the classic, hardboiled crime prose of James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, and Dashiell Hammett. An award-winning noir mystery play, it highlights the shadowy, gritty underlife of Chicago and that infamous city’s corrupt and often murderous ways. It is a haunting mystery, infused with humour, intrigue and poetry.
From the opening scenes, the play’s heroine, Sara McKeon, (played by Kate Jirelle) is thrust into a confusing world of contradictions and danger. She confronts it steadfastly in her naive search for the truth surrounding the brutal murder of her lover, David (Jason Spindlow).
Though hampered by her own innocence, Sara embarks on her quest fiercely, doggedly, through the urban labyrinth of Chicago’s underworld.
She may be naïve, but she’s also whip smart… and her inquisitiveness and thirst for justice might just lead her down a road from which she’ll never return! There are many unsettling encounters ahead for Sara: with Lead Detective H.E. Weber (Ben Freeman), henchmen Julius Gatz and Carl Eisensentaft (both played by Simon Walker) and femme fatale Maria Defaria (Lara Angseesing). There are red herrings, smoking guns and tension at every turn. In film noir style, Earth and Sky is infused with suspense, thrills and startling wit. It will leave you breathless! Will you be able to piece together this peculiar puzzle before the end of the night?
Director Faith Jessel has peppered the script with music and movement. It has, she says a distinct noir style reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood. “What marks Earth and Sky as an exceptional thriller is its shifting timelines and dreamlike atmosphere. It is a story that will keep you guessing, speculating and intrigued until the last moments of the closing scene! We know you’ll love it.”
Castle Hill Players present Earth and Sky by Douglas Post
Wed, Fri, Sat 8pm and Sun 4pm - 13 May to 4 June
The Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill
Tickets: $30 - discounts for Concessions/Groups
Bookings www.paviliontheatre.org.au or phone 9634 2929
The Pavilion Theatre is located within the Castle Hill Showground, adjacent to the new Metro Hills Showground Station. The entrance is at the lights located between Gilbert and Carrington Roads, Castle Hill & Doran Drive.