THREE STORIES UP is an original mystery by company co-founder Mack Gordon in the tradition of noir thrillers like THE MALTESE FALCON – was the company’s first production. It was originally performed live in-person, in complete darkness, in fall of 2019. After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down theaters in March 2020, the company remounted the mystery with live performances online in May.
In THREE STORIES UP, Vancouver transit cop Beatrice Dulaurier has found her detective husband’s dead body. The police call it a suicide, but Beatrice doesn’t buy that explanation. To find the truth, she enlists the help of her late husband’s last known informant, a drug runner who carries secrets of his own. The two embark on a hair-raising investigation through the city’s colorful characters in search of justice… and revenge. Inspired by hard-boiled paperback novels and the radio mystery plays of the ‘30s and ‘40s, it introduces the audience to sadder-but-wiser, hard-boiled detectives and shady characters whose loyalties are never certain. Theatre in the Dark co-founder Corey Bradberry directed Mack Gordon and Bethany Arrington.