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2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

September 8 - 17, 2015

Power Plant Productions Basement

"I didn't know whether to run for my life or fall in love."

- Mark Cofta, Philadelphia City Paper

One reckless evening draws an aspiring novelist into an intoxicating world where a cynical private eye and a mysterious publisher struggle to erase their past. Three hardboiled heroines are swept up in a twisted exploit of power, betrayal, and manipulation. Fantasy trumps reality in this hallucinogenic crime drama gone awry.

Under the influence of a supernaturally seductive lounge singer, three fast-talking anti-heroines come face to face with demons, desires and self-destruction. How far will these desperate dames go to find out what they’re truly made of underneath?

901 Nowhere Street explores multi-dimensional female protagonists through the lens of film noir, challenging the woman’s role in a traditionally male-dominated genre. Gable’s sharp-witted script, teamed with Tower’s surreal staging, transports the audience to a sultry underworld where the Id rules all. 

MacLaughlin's haunting live guitar score blends with hot jazz ballads of 1940’s to create a modern, female-centric interpretation of the timeless detective drama.

creative team:

Directed by Sam Tower
Written by Jeremy Gable
Featuring + Co-Created by Emilie Krause, Anna Szapiro, Merri Rashoyan, Lauren Tuvell, Caitlin Dagle
Music Composition and Performance by Alec MacLaughlin

All material generated collaboratively with the ensemble.

Lighting Design: Andrew Thompson
Sound Design: Aziz Naouai
Set & Costume Design: Sam Tower
Associate Costume Design: Emilie Krause
Installation Design: Kevin Meehan
Stage Manager: Terry Mittelman
Assistant Stage Manager: Caitlin Dagle
Front of House: Anne Ketcham, Arianna Gass
Produced by Sam Tower + Ensemble


"Jeremy Gable's lean script captures the noir style well ... 901 Nowhere Street clearly introduces not just a stylish new play, but an adventurous new company."

— Mark Cofta, CityPaper

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