book by Joe Meno
music and lyrics by Adam Gwon
based on the novel by Joe Meno
After a childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, faces a mystery he can't comprehend: the shocking death of his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline. Ten years later, 30-year-old Billy returns to his hometown determined to solve the mystery and right old wrongs--but what he discovers instead is a world full of unimaginable strangeness, beauty, and love.
The Boy Detective Fails was written with support from the American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.
The Boy Detective Fails made its world premiere at Signature Theatre in fall 2011.