Everyone is a suspect in Murder For Two – one actor is the detective, the other plays all 13 suspects and they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.
Murder For Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder! In this hilarious 90-minute show, 2 performers play 13 roles-not to mention the piano-in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times calls it “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.” You won’t want to miss this killer musical comedy!
The Story: Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed…fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills-with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit? Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur’s scene-stealing wife, give him a big finish? Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect? Did Dr. Griff, the overly-friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy? Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives…and the ice cream melts!
Murder for Two was originally produced in New York by Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre.
Murder for Two World Premiere was presented on May 12, 2011 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago, IL.; Barbara Gaines, Artistic Director, Criss Henderson, Executive Director.
Murder for Two was developed for Chicago Shakespeare Theater by Rick Boynton, Creative Producer.
Cast and Design Team:
Director and Choreographer: Wendy Seyb
Stage Manager: James Joseph Clark - member of Actors Equity
Assistant Stage Manager/Props: Holly Price
Scenic Designer: Martin Marchitto
Lighting Designer: Marcus Abbott
Sound Designer: Martin Marchitto
Audio Engineer: Ray Smith
Costume Designer: Elizabeth A. Saylor
Seating is limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Prices: $55 adult; $50 senior; $25 students of all ages
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