Genre: Mystery/Film Noir
A man investigates the cause of his father’s violent death.
A five-year-old boy witnesses the violent death of his father. After forty years of successfully repressing that memory, David Stone’s life begins to unravel as he realizes the reality he has created is held together by a web of lies. David begins a search for truth that eventually destroys the carefully constructed myth of his past.
The discovery of a lost diary coupled with the intense need to know how and why his father died drive David Stone to abandon his fears. Spurred on by the disturbing contents of the diary, he begins his own investigation into the “closed case” of his father’s “accidental” shooting. With the tenacity of a dedicated detective he uses the contents of an old love letter, newspaper files and his own memory to piece together the events that occurred on a cold October night in 1968.
David soon discovers that a little knowledge can be dangerous. Strange things begin to happen. He meets the son he never knew he had and foils a blackmail attempt. He is stalked by a mysterious stranger and his home is ransacked. His suspicions of foul play confirmed, David Stone finds himself the next most likely victim.
Alan MacInroy studied film and theatre at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. He is the author of six stage plays including THE MOURNING HEIR which was presented at the Vancouver New Play Festival. It is upon this play that DOUBLEBLIND is based.