It was uncanny how much “Noirtown” made me feel as if I was living inside a film noir classic like “The Maltese Falcon” or “The Big Sleep” – stylish, seductive, tough-talking and unfathomable. For much of the time, I didn’t know what the hell was going on.
“Noirtown” opened the inaugural Rave Theater Festival, which is presenting some 20 new works from August 9th through August 25th in a single building, The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center at 107 Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side.
“Noirtown” unfolds on the second floor of the building, in Teatro Latea, a space with three rooms (two of them usually used as the backstage), two hallways, and a shallow mirrored alcove. This is an important detail, since the show, a production of a two-year-old immersive theater company called Witness, requires audience members to choose which characters to follow from room to room.
As with the classic film noir, “Noirtown” begins in mystery, but also something close to clarity.
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