Where: La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego

Cost: $39 - $92

Age limit: Not available

Ongoing: until Sunday, June 12, 2016

Joe DiPietro's "noir thriller," now in its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, isn't a mess, exactly, just quite messy: more film blanc than film noir. It's about 13 ways of looking at the murder of William Desmond Taylor, famed director, in 1922. So it's a whodunnit, but also a history, and at times even a spoof of itself. The characters (among them Will Hayes, who devised the repressive Production Code) are puddle deep, and range from somewhat serious to cartoony. Director Christopher and an all-star team of designers shore up things with theatricality. But the hectic script, like a remix in a mixmaster, can't make up your mind.

Recurring dates & times

  • Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Sunday 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 p.m.
  • Friday 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 2 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 p.m.


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