901 NOWHERE STREET
901 NOWHERE STREET
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.
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
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"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