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Dashiell Hammett and the Midnight Caller is a 1940s detective noir/historical fiction about the man who wrote the screenplays for The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, as well as numerous hard-boiled detective novels.

New Orleans, New Year’s Eve, 1960. Five shots ring out in the dark at midnight. Under interrogation by a hardboiled detective, writer Dashiell Hammett describes the best and worst years of his life. From meeting and falling in love with fellow American writer Lillian Hellman, to appearing in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee, to the indignities of aging and falling out of the public spotlight, no subject is off limits. Observing both the literary and cinematic noir tradition, this play operates on multiple levels - examining one of the primogenitors of the form and doing so in a way true to the art form he began.

Dashiell Hammett and the Midnight Caller is a 1940s detective noir/historical fiction about the man who wrote the screenplays for The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, as well as numerous hard-boiled detective novels.

New Orleans, New Year’s Eve, 1960. Five shots ring out in the dark at midnight. Under interrogation by a hardboiled detective, writer Dashiell Hammett describes the best and worst years of his life. From meeting and falling in love with fellow American writer Lillian Hellman, to appearing in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee, to the indignities of aging and falling out of the public spotlight, no subject is off limits. Observing both the literary and cinematic noir tradition, this play operates on multiple levels - examining one of the primogenitors of the form and doing so in a way true to the art form he began.

Dashiell Hammett and the Midnight Caller is a 1940s detective noir/historical fiction about the man who wrote the screenplays for The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, as well as numerous hard-boiled detective novels.

New Orleans, New Year’s Eve, 1960. Five shots ring out in the dark at midnight. Under interrogation by a hardboiled detective, writer Dashiell Hammett describes the best and worst years of his life. From meeting and falling in love with fellow American writer Lillian Hellman, to appearing in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee, to the indignities of aging and falling out of the public spotlight, no subject is off limits. Observing both the literary and cinematic noir tradition, this play operates on multiple levels - examining one of the primogenitors of the form and doing so in a way true to the art form he began.

WHEN

WHERE

The Overtime Theater
5409 Bandera Rd.
Suite 205
Leon Valley, TX 78238
https://dashiellhammett.brownpapertickets.com/

TICKET INFO

$10-$15
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