"This delicious world premiere…paints such a vivid, suspenseful portrait of the creation of the movie that may have invented film noir that it could even launch its own new genre. Billy & Ray will undoubtedly receive many more productions, but this one will be hard to top." – LA Times
About the Show
Written by Mike Bencivenga
Directed by Garry Marshall
Opening Night is April 5 at 8pm.
The world premiere of Billy & Ray tells the incredible true story of how Billy Wilder (Kevin Blake) and Raymond Chandler (Shaun O'Hagan) wrote the screenplay for Double Indemnity, invented film noir and nearly killed each other in the process. Set in Hollywood in the 1940's, Paramount producer Joe Sistrom (Anthony Starke) and secretary par excellence Helen Hernandez (Ali Spuck) join the hilarious journey through a war of creativity between two brilliant writers who battled the censors, and each other, to create a motion picture classic.
Cast & Creative Team
Kyle T. Heffner
Director: Garry Marshall
Assistant Director: Joseph Leo Bwarie
Scenic Designer: Keith Mitchell
Costume Designer: Terri A. Lewis
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Pivnick
Sound Designer: David Beaudry
Props Designer: Heather Ho
Casting Director: Amy Lieberman
Stage Manager: Dale Alan Cooke
High-res press photos are available for download on the Press Tab.