A 1940s Noir style performance, Kill Me Deadly, is scheduled at the West Side Theater from Oct. 12 through 14 and Oct. 19 through 21.
Directed by Harlene Silva, the show follows Charlie Nickels, who has a hard life as a gumshoe in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. Things are only made harder by the murder of a client and the theft of her 300 karat diamond. With the help of his wise-cracking secretary, Ida, Charlie seeks out the many suspects: smarmy bookworm Clive, equestrian beauty Veronica, snooty butler Wilson, sensitive muscle Louie, and mob boss Bugsy Siegel. At the center of the case is femme fatale Mona, a nightclub singer who captures Charlie’s affections … and suspicions.
Packed with romance, intrigue, and murder, this detective noir is a smart parody that will keep you guessing (and laughing) until the end.
Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets are for $15 general seating and $20 for reserved seats. Students are admitted for half price.
West Side Theater is at 1331 Main St., Newman.