The Black Fedora Analysis

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The Black Fedora’s original production of The Kris Cross profoundly exceeded my expectations. I entered the space filled with anxiety over what to expect from the experience, this was my first non-traditional theatre experience. However, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the production from the minimalist set design to the actors who seemed extremely comfortable and confident in their work. This was the most fun I have had in quite some time.

As soon as I entered the Black Fedora I was excitedly greeted by an incredibly enthusiastic young lady named Brittany. Brittany turned out to be one of the actors in The Kris Cross as well as my favorite character. The Black Fedora has a very interesting set up and it was not at all what I was expecting. The space itself is a found space that is staged as a French bistro, space is rather darling with its cafe seating and checkered tablecloths. While the decor of The Black Fedora was enchanting it is
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Noel was played by the sassy and classy Saralyn, who turned out to be none other than Mrs. Clause herself. The party also turns out to be a meeting of the local chapter of the NLA or Naughty List Anonymous. At this party Inspector NoClue finds out that his own secretary and love interest, Kitty LaRue is a member of the NLA and the fruitcake thief. Kitty was played by an audience member who did an phenomenal job. She really dove into the character on the fly and even added her own touch with some purring action. Her personal touch worked very well with the minimal sound effects used by The Black Fedora. The sound effects were, what i would consider traditional for this type whodunit mystery. They used a lot of “dun-dun-dun!!!” to indicate suspense and Noel Noir had a signature “swish-swish-swish” when she slinked about the

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