Pittsfield Town Players take on puns and sound effects with “Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent”

Laura Gardner and Dylan Turner   (Jitterz Commercial)

Laura Gardner and Dylan Turner (Jitterz Commercial)

Town Players of Pittsfield is planning a staged reading of “Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent,” a radio-noir parody by Matthew Konkel, directed by Jerry Greene. This is Jerry’s directorial debut for Town Players. The performance will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield.

In a world where betrayal is the standard, passions run wild, and you never know if the next terrifying sound will be stampeding hooves or an eggbeater, one man must do anything to find the answer to the question he wasn’t even prepared to ask: who killed the Narrator? “Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent” will bring you on a journey through the seedy underbelly of San Noir City, as our titular investigator and his frenemies read their lines again for the very first time. Who can be trusted? Who will survive? (If you guessed the Narrator, you’re not paying attention…) What makes Jitterz Whole Bean Coffee so darn good? All will be revealed via the reading of the script of the play of a radio show. Too confusing? You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!

Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent was a finalist in the Rover Dramawerks Comedy Play Contest and received its world premiere production in Milwaukee, WI produced by Milwaukee Entertainment Group, June, 2015.

Starring in this extravaganza of mayhem, self-reference, and all the puns ever, in order of appearance are: Devin Trager, Nancy Hammell, Thomas Suski, Stephanie Disbrow, Meredith Hamilton, Samuel Mikit, Laura Gardner, Dylan Turner, Dana Grieb, and Kristin O’Connor.

You too can travel back to 1940’s San Noir City, a place that really used to exist. Admission is $5, but the laughter is worth at least four times that much!

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