November 14, 2019

In a homage to the “Film Noir” cycle of films that happened between the early 1940s and late 1950s, John A. Logan College Speech Instructor, Jason Hedrick brings to life the story of Nic Carter, a detective with an earworm who has a cheap tune chasing him through the city streets as he chases the man who has the grip on his girl, Vera.

The play written and directed by Hedrick is based on the cover of a dime-store crime novel and appropriates the film noirs of the 1940's and 50's, with a few surreal surprises.  According to Hedrick, the Noir style is still with us today in everything from science fiction to the most recent Spider Man film. The play will be on the O’Neil Auditorium stage November 14 - 16 at 7PM.  The play is rated PG-13 for some mild language.

“This play is introducing our theater students not only to the Noir style, but also other stylistic elements, like Surrealism, so I am excited for them to bring the story to life.” said Hedrick.

General Admission is $15 and $10 for non-JALC students with a student ID and children 17 and under. The show is free to JALC Student with a student ID. There will also be a matinee on Friday, November 12 at 10 AM.  Cost for the matinee is $2 General Admission and free to JALC students, employees and retirees. Individuals can purchase tickets through three convenient methods:  Online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4416145.  By phone at 1- 800-838-3009 (Brown Paper Tickets), or in person at the Student Activities Office B29.