Purple-Eyed Teddy

a play by David T Douglas

Length: 2 hours (w/ one intermission)
Genre: mystery/suspense
Cast: 4 men, 3 woman
Setting: Various locations around a small city, including a living room, an auction house, a police station, and a dark forest.
Hired to investigate the rumors of an illegal auction, private detective Max Callahan travels to a small city on the edge of a dark, magical forest, where he must unravel a web of lies—and spin a few of his own—to discover the truth behind an incident that has resulted in at least two murders. Inspired by the playwright’s love of 1950’s film noir, Purple-Eyed Teddy is a modern suspenseful drama, filled with twists, romance, and intrigue.
Production History
  • April 1, 2021 – (online) staged reading
    • Original Works Series – Arts Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX)
      Performed by Upright Theatre Co. (Euless, TX)

  • October 23, 2020 – (online) staged reading
    • Epiphanies New Works Festival – Wild Imaginings (Waco, TX)
      • MAX – Brian McAughan
      • REBECCA – Justine Marler
      • TEDDY – Michael Course
      • JANEY – Claire Metusalem
      • CASSANDRA – Katelyn Kelley
      • BISHOP – Austin Tytel
      • WALTER – Luke Morrison
      Directed by Caroline May

  • May 3, 2020 – (online) table reading
    • Epiphanies New Works Festival – Wild Imaginings (Waco, TX)
      • MAX – Ben Knight
      • REBECCA – Delaney Wenger
      • TEDDY – Daniel Merry
      • JANEY – Rebecca Smith
      • CASSANDRA – Natalie Hammonds
      • BISHOP – Jacobe Beltran
      • WALTER – Luke Morrison

  • February 22, 2020 – original draft completed