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The Maltese Falcon Musical Nightmare!

The Maltese Falcon Musical Nightmare!

A five-actor farcical version of The Maltese Falcon, in the vein of The 39 Steps.  It’s the night before Sam Spade’s deposition defending himself against accusations that he murdered his own partner.  He’s having nightmares, taunted by the villains, double-crossers, and femmes-fatale who’d be delighted to see Spade swing for their crimes!  

Cast of 5.  4-piece band.  Unit set.

Developed for the New Musicals Exchange consortium theatres.  Lead dramaturgy:  Actors Theatre of Indiana, Third Avenue Playworks, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.  Rights available beginning January 2025.

Photographs from the March 2024 workshop:

An excerpt from the first draft


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