Improv gets hardboiled

See Paper Street Theatre's An Improvised Film Noir on March 30 and 31 at Intrepid Theatre

Dave Morris and Missie Peters pay homage to film noir in Paper Street Theatre’s An Improvised Film Noir.

He’s standing in the streetlight as the fog clears, his face hidden between his hat and the upturned collar of his trench coat. He’s here to dance with a dame. She steps out from the shadows and …

Paper Street Theatre is producing its third full-length show, An Improvised Film Noir where the audience – and actors – will find out what happens between the man in the trenchcoat and a mysterious dame.

Directed by Pick of the Fringe’s Dave Morris, the show is more an homage to the film genre than a parody of the tropes, he said.

“Often film noir is improvised as parody – but that’s not what we’re doing,” said Morris. “We want to recreate what makes film noirs so great – the witty banter, the value of the intellect and the grey morality of the post-war world.”

Led by Morris,  who works with The Canadian Improv Games as an associate artistic director nationally and a regional director locally, the cast includes local improvisers Missie Peters, Chris Gabel, Scott Thompson and Byron Kjeldsen.

See An Improvised Film Noir on March 30 and 31 at Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard St.

The show is at 8 p.m. and tickets, $12, are available at the door.

For more information on Paper Street Theatre go to www.paperstreettheatre.com.

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