Welcome to the Night

Natasha Katz creates a neon jungle for Sweet Smell of Success

Say the words “film noir” and a child of three will know what you mean. They conjure up the moody, dark glamour of 1940s and 50s cinema, the chiaroscuro contrast of black-and-white cinematography, the fatalistic imagery of sex and death. There is no more indelible style in 20th-century culture.

All of which poses certain problems for a lighting designer who has to create a film noir world onstage. Just

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