Portfolio > The Boy Detective Fails

August 25, 2011 - October 16, 2011

* Book by Joe Meno
* Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon
* Based on novel The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
* Scenic Design Derek McLane
* Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
* Lighting Design Chris Lee
* Sound Design Matt Rowe
* Orchestrations Andy Einhorn
* Music Directon Gabriel Mangiante
* Choreographed by Karma Camp
* Directed by Joe Calarco

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.