From the creator of Memphis, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Over the River and Thru the Woods and Nice Work if You Can Get it, comes a real life Hollywood whodunit.
The Village Rep is thrilled to announce the EAST COAST PREMIERE production of HOLLYWOOD by the Tony Award winning playwright Joe DiPietro.
In 1922, famed director William Desmond Taylor is found murdered in his home. The celebrity suspects mount as the headlines explode with lurid reports of love triangles, hush money and deception. Enter Will Hays, Hollywood’s newly appointed moral watchdog, determined to silence the scandal and purify this increasingly corrupt city. Based on the true story of Taylor’s unsolved murder, Hollywood is a noir thriller set in the Golden Age of movies. Even more intriguing, the victim is a relative of Village Rep producing director Keely Enright.
“Mr. DiPietro’s story is one that the Hays Code would have forbidden—a tale of fantasy and reality that takes place in a hothouse where sex, drugs, and politics provide a backdrop for getting away with murder.” – Talkin’ Broadway
The Village Repertory Co. is a non profit professional theatre company, producing drama, comedy, and musicals with a special emphasis on the finest plays of the 20th Century. As the theatre company in residence at the Woolfe Street Playhouse, our aim is to bring lesser known classics and new works to life in a unique environment: The Village Rep creates theatre that breaks down the barriers between the performer and the audience. We create for our community, from within our community, working with Charleston's local ensemble of actors and artists.Learn More Download Brochure