About the Book
A hard-boiled 1940s Manhattan newspaperman, sent to photograph a crime scene, goes on the lam with the suspect in Morwyn Brebner’s new hit play–the first-ever film noir/social drama/musical comedy! Little Mercy Callaghan has led a sheltered life. But her fugitive night with Weegee takes her from a four-alarm fire to a high society gala … and a nightclub where the floor show isn’t the only entertainment. An hilarious romp from one of Canadian theatre’s truly original young voices, Little Mercy’s First Murder celebrates an awakening to the world in all its seedy magnificence.
News & Reviews
“Utterly brilliant … a delightful show.”– Eye Weekly
About the Author
Morwyn Brebner‘s debut play, Music for Contortionist (Scirocco Drama, 2001), was co-produced by the Shaw Festival and the Tarragon Theatre in 2000 and nominated for a Dora and a Chalmers award. Other plays include Liquor Guns Karate and the musical Little Mercy’s First Murder (Scirocco Drama, 2004) (with composers Paul Sportelli and Jay Turvey; winner of seven Dora Mavor Moore awards, including outstanding new musical). The Optimists (Scirocco Drama, 2005) was nominated for five Betty Mitchell awards, including best new play (Theatre Junction, Calgary). Brebner is a graduate of the National Theatre School and a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.