Turning a blind eye is routine for residents of the North Sector in the fictional city of "The Shattering Frame: A Bridgette Miakowski Mystery," a new, original noir at Annex Theater written and directed by company member Trevor Wilhelms. Just southwest of the prosperous neighborhood, two orphaned sisters live on their own with little means, the older (played by Mika J. Nakano) supporting the younger until the older suddenly vanishes. The younger, known only to us as the Kid, is our Bogartian narrator—her bio: "I was born. I wasn't good at it." With layers of idealism and ruggedness, grown-up actor Liz Christmas skillfully conjures a child who acts like an adult.