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Little Mercy's First Murder

Little Mercy's First Murder
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Morwyn Brebner
Publisher: Scirocco Drama
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 80
Pub. Date: 2003
ISBN-10: 0920486479
ISBN-13: 9780920486474
Cast Size: 2 women, 4 men

About the Play:

Little Mercy's First Murder won six 2003 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, including Best New Musical

Little Mercy's First Murder is a full-length comedy musical with book and lyrics by Morwyn Brebner and music by Jay Turvey and Paul Sportelli. Set in 1940s Manhattan, the play focuses on a crime photographer and a woman whose mother has been murdered.

A hard-boiled 1940s Manhattan newspaperman, sent to photograph a crime scene, goes on the lam with the suspect in Morwyn Brebner's 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 voices, Little Mercy's First Murder celebrates an awakening to the world in all its seedy magnificence.

Little Mercy's First Murder was first performed in 2002 at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. The play has enjoyed several very successful productions elsewhere in Canada and made it's American debut at the New York Fringe Festival in 2006.

Cast: 2 women, 4 men

What people say:

"Little Mercy's First Murder is a sharp script...The tunes are perfectly suited to the edge in Brebner's sharp lyrics." — NOW Magazine

"Utterly brilliant … a delightful show." — EYE Weekly

"Exceedingly clever songs sprinkled throughout, some pure fun and others deeply moving, making the play fresh and exciting." — Canadian Literature

"Dark and delicious." — Vancouver Sun

About the Playwright:

Morwyn Brebner is a Canadian screenwriter and award-winning playwright. Born in Cardiff, Wales, she grew up on Ottawa, and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada's playwriting program. She is the creator and showrunner of CBC's hit series Coroner, and co-created Saving Hope (CTV/ION), on which she was an executive producer and showrunner for the first three seasons. She also co-created the ABC and Global Television drama series Rookie Blue.

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