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Stills and video from Episode 1 of Dime Store Detective Stories!

Watch Episode 1 for free below!

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Posted on 7 June 2023

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Isaac Cruz and Sean Faye in "Marlowe, Marlot and Mahrloh" by Jaime Robledo. Photo Credit: Matt Kamimura

Stills and video from Episode 1 of Dime Store Detective Stories!

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If you haven’t been following my Instagram, or checked out Dime Store Detective Stories at the Hollywood Fringe Festival website, you may not have seen some of these gorgeous photos of our first episode, taken by Matt Kamimura!

Rick Diamond and The Secret of the Green Covenant

Episode One: A Light in the Ceiling
by Gregory Crafts

A mysterious package arrives on Valerie’s doorstep. Inside, a strange hand-carved idol bearing the visage of some unsettling inhuman… thing. What is this strange idol? Where did it come from? And why is she suddenly being followed? There’s only one person who can help her: Rick Diamond, a P.I. with a penchant for the strange and mysterious… and a few dark secrets of his own.

Marlowe, Marlot & Mahrloh

Episode 1
by Jaime Robledo

A byzantine mystery on both sides of the border with twists and turns, bullets and broads, and everything you could ever want in four serialized ten minute episodes.

I have to say, I’m very proud of my lighting design for both of these episodes.

Tickets are still available for the rest of the run! Worried that you’ve missed the opening chapter and you won’t know what’s happening next? Fear not, dear reader! Because you’re the kind of awesome person who follows my blog, I’m going to give up access to Episode 1 here for free!

If that doesn’t pique your interest in joining us for episodes two through four, I don’t know what will.

Many thanks to the whole team behind this show. Jenn, Jim, and Hannah running things behind the scenes. Fellow writers Jaime Robledo and Joe Luis Cedillo. Directors Matt Ritchey, Ben Rock, and Travyz Santos Gatz. And of course, the incredibly talented artists who’ve agreed to come tread the boards – Ryan Wargnier, Nicole Ohara, Sean Faye, Tim Kopacz, Rebecca Larsen, Anthony Backman, and Isaac Cruz.

This coming weekend, catch the next installments of our aforementioned plays above, plus the start of a brand new show by Joe Cedillo, The Second Good Bye, featuring Jacob Tittl, Ben Anderson, Rosie Ryden, Alondra Andrade, Jordan Klomp and Mace Bullington!


The Second Good Bye

Episode 1
by Joe Luis Cedillo

All Private Eye Free Fernandez wants out of life is for once to be the guy that gets the money and the hot gal, Luna Luna. To win her heart, he’d have to overcome her sadistic boyfriend, evade the crosshairs of her violent crime boss, and possibly go against his own blood – too much trouble for his liking. But when a gangland double-cross goes wrong and the bodies start to fall, Free is forced to play a dangerous game of cat and mouse, puppets and puppet masters, or risk losing everything he cares about. Because when shit jumps off in the City of Angels, it only takes one wrong move to end up under a white sheet.


Join us this Saturday night at studio/stage at 11:30pm for a new thrilling installment of Dime Store Detective Stories, presented by Theatre Unleashed as part of the 2023 Hollywood Fringe Festival!


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