The Boy Detective Fails, based on Joe Meno’s acclaimed novel, tells the story of Billy Argo, “boy detective.” In the twilight of a childhood full of wonder, a broken-hearted Billy faces a mystery he can’t comprehend – the shocking death of his young sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline. Ten years later, a 30-year old Billy returns to his quiet New Jersey town after an extended stay at St. Vitus’ Hospital for the mentally ill. Although determined to solve the mystery of Caroline’s death and right old wrongs, he instead discovers a world full of unimaginable strangeness, beauty and love.

“An extremely talented composer and lyricist” who “is seriously going places.” — The New York Sun, StageSpace.com

Read director Joe Calarco’s blog on the artistic process!

Click here to read an excerpt of Joe Meno’s The Boy Detective Fails novel.


American Musical Voices Project Repertory Series
Signature Theatre’s 2011/12 season launches with the pioneering AMVP Rep: a pair of world premiere musicals that make theatre history by running full productions in rotating repertory.

Sponsored by the Shen Family Foundation.

 

Performance Schedule:

Thu, 08/25/11 08:00 PM
Fri, 08/26/11 08:00 PM
Sun, 08/28/11 02:00 PM
Sun, 08/28/11 07:00 PM
Wed, 08/31/11 07:30 PM
Fri, 09/02/11 08:00 PM
Sat, 09/03/11 08:00 PM
Sun, 09/04/11 02:00 PM
Tue, 09/06/11 07:30 PM
Thu, 09/08/11 08:00 PM
Sat, 09/10/11 02:00 PM
Tue, 09/13/11 07:30 PM
Thu, 09/15/11 08:00 PM
Fri, 09/16/11 08:00 PM
Sat, 09/17/11 08:00 PM
Tue, 09/20/11 07:30 PM
Thu, 09/22/11 08:00 PM
Sat, 09/24/11 02:00 PM
Sun, 09/25/11 07:00 PM
Wed, 09/28/11 07:30 PM
Sat, 10/01/11 02:00 PM
Sat, 10/01/11 08:00 PM
Sun, 10/02/11 02:00 PM
Tue, 10/04/11 07:30 PM
Thu, 10/06/11 08:00 PM
Sat, 10/08/11 02:00 PM
Sun, 10/09/11 07:00 PM
Wed, 10/12/11 07:30 PM
Fri, 10/14/11 08:00 PM
Sat, 10/15/11 08:00 PM
Sun, 10/16/11 02:00 PM