In a movie theater, it would be a hard sell to get people to fork over cash for a 3-D film in black-and-white. But at a live production, it’s a whole different story.
From tonight until January 20, experience a play like never before – in living black & white, a term so perfectly descriptive they’ve had it trademarked.
For several years, on the outskirts of Deep Ellum, Pegasus Theatre produced an abundance of whodunits where everything from the actors to the set comes to life in glorious grayscale, creating the illusion of an old-time film noir. Today, the troupe is back in action at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson with the comedy/mystery XSR:Die! (Cross Stage Right—Die!).
The story unfolds backstage at the opening night of a Broadway show. When someone turns up dead, it’s up to hair-brained detective Harry Hunsacker to solve the crime amidst an array of wildly colorful characters.
The fact that their faces are gray and their clothes are black is only a bonus.
Pegasus Theatre Presents XSR: Die! (Cross Stage Right – Die!)
by Kurt Kleinmann, directed by Michael Serrecchia
Through January 20
Tickets: $20 – $35
Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson (take the DART rail!)