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.
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“Utterly brilliant … a delightful show.” — Eye Weekly
About the Author
Morwyn Brebner is a Canadian playwright, television writer and producer, known as creator and producer of the television series Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, and Coroner. Born in Cardiff, Wales and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Brebner is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Her plays include Music for Contortionist (nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play,) Liquor Guns Karate, Little Mercy’s First Murder (winner of the Dora Award for Outstanding New Musical,) The Optimists (a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for English-language drama in 2006,) Love Among the Russians, The President, and Heartbreaker. She was also the English translator of Évelyne de la Chenelière’s plays Strawberries in January (Des fraises en janvier), Bashir Lazhar, and Public Disorder (Désordre public), and of Serge Boucher’s Motel Hélène. Morwyn and her husband, playwright Michael Healey, live in Toronto.