Inspired by the shadows, smoke, and mystery of classic noir films, writer Scott McDowell and director Andy Thornton have adapted the genre for the stage with The Hard Bargain. While investigating a murder, detectives Blake and Winters are sucked into the seedy underworld of nightclubs and temptresses, placing their own moral fiber in danger. After Friday’s premiere performance, there’s even more noir! The Overtime is screening the 1982 spoof Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, which cleverly splices classic film noir reels with modern footage of Steve Martin as a wacky detective investigating the death of a cheesemaker. Play: $12, 8pm, movie: free, but donations accepted, 10pm, the Overtime Theater, 1414 S. Alamo in the Blue Star Arts Complex, (210) 557-7562, theovertimetheater.net
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