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Theater & art

Stage Review

Thriller ‘Almost Blue’ isn’t so much blue as noir

A small band of misfits, thrown together in one man’s shabby rooming-house abode, makes desperate swipes at connection in “Almost Blue,” an absorbing thriller now playing in a Theatre on Fire production at the Charlestown Working Theater.

Playwright Keith Reddin’s homage to film noir is peopled with idiosyncratic variations on that genre’s stock characters, and director Brett Marks places his focus on them in an attempt to distract from some clunky plot reversals.

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