Fans of Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled detective fiction style are in for a treat as the Santa Monica Public Library and the Ruskin Group Theatre collaborate to present a staged reading of Chandler’s last Philip Marlowe short story, The Pencil.
It will be held this Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium.
Adapted by Ed Horowitz especially for this staged reading, The Pencil finds Philip Marlowe taking on the case of a man who’s been penciled in for a hit by underworld figures.
The script was adapted from Raymond Chandler’s last Marlowe short story, 1957’s “The Pencil,” as well as Chandler’s own letters and papers. A talkback between the audience and actors follows the onstage performance.
This program free and is open to all. Seating is first come, first served.
For more information, visit www.smpl.org/Raymond_Chandler.aspx or call 310.458.8600.
Santa Monica Public Library is located at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.