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CRIME DOES NOT PAY- World Premiere

CRIME DOES NOT PAY- World Premiere Dates / Times 2017-03-02 to 2017-03-11 (00:00 to 00:00) Organization Downstage and Forte Musical Theatre Type Multi Day Community Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons (225 8 Avenue SE)Calgary, ABT2G 0K9 403.294.7459 Downstage and Forte Musical Theatre with the generous support of Hit & Myth Productions proudly present the World Premiere of CRIME DOES NOT PAY by David Rhymer and Kris Demeanor Directed by Simon Mallett March 2-5 & 7-11, 2017 @ 7:30pm With a matinee Saturday, March 11 @ 2:00pm Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons (225 8 Avenue SE) Recommended for ages 16 & up Recognized internationally for work that is incisive, heartwrenching and darkly funny, Calgarians David Rhymer and Kris Demeanor have spun a true story into a brand-new musical that will plant gorgeous songs and explosive ideas in your head. Bob arrives in the big city in the late 1940s with a sketchbook full of comics about how the little guy always gets pushed into the dirt by corporations and politicians, but publishers say there's no money in bleeding hearts. When Bob falls for Violet, a lounge singer with an abusive ex-husband, inspiration strikes! He gets his big break after sexing up his stories with 'babes and blood' - dark depictions of true crimes where the criminals are the heroes, in a hot new title called "Crime Does Not Pay". The comics become an overnight sensation but inspire a backlash from children's advocate Eleanor Flood, who claims their racy content is spurring horrible copycat crimes. Turns out that the trappings of success, the threat of censorship and Bob's possessive love of Violet make for one dangerous cocktail... Five years in the making, Crime Does Not Pay is one racket you'll want to get in on! A HEADS UP: Crime Does Not Pay includes material that some people may find upsetting or triggering, including profanity, sexual innuendo, scenes of domestic violence, and references to suicide. If you would like to learn more about the content of the show before attending, please feel free to contact us. . Event Details. Location: Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons (225 8 Avenue SE), Calgary