A Lighter Shade of Noir - Nov. 16-18 Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the Gr. 7-9 production of A Lighter Shade of Noir are on sale and will take place over three days from November 16-18, including two evening performances and one matinee.

Trent Trowel is your typical gumshoe. Searching the mean streets for crimes to solve and dames to fall for. He joins some of the world’s most famous detectives at the International PD gala. There’s Shirley Holmes, Jean Louis Phillip Eustache… and Aunt Beatrice. But is this just an innocent gala? Will the world’s most dastardly villains foil them with a fiendish master plan? Will Aunt Beatrice ever get an English muffin? Everything is not what it seems. A fabulously funny and high-styling take on film noir - it’s a lighter shade of noir after all!

According to Encyclopedia Britannica:  film noir (or in French, “dark film”) is a style of filmmaking characterised by such elements as cynical heroes, stark lighting effects, frequent use of flashbacks, intricate plots, and an underlying existentialist philosophy. The genre was prevalent mostly in American crime dramas of the post-World War II era. This play is a spoof (funny interpretation) of film noir and the detective genre.

Performances of A Lighter Shade of Noir are open to our entire CDS community and the public, and will run on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. 

Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 


Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.