Two theatre critics are attending a murder mystery play. On stage, the housekeeper turns on the radio. As a man enters the back door, a police message comes on saying they are searching for a man that exactly fits the description of the man sneaking into the house. We later learn that he is dating two women at the same time without them knowing about it. This whole time, a man is laying dead near the front of the stage, half covered by a couch, without anyone noticing.
To start the second half of the show, the phone starts ringing and there is nobody on stage to answer it. So, one of the theatre critics goes on stage to answer it. The other characters treat her as if she is the man dating two women. It’s a repeat of the earlier scene for everyone else as she fumbles on stage in an absolutely farcical manner. Things just get crazier and funnier from here.
The entire cast is excellent. Shelley DeHosse is hilarious as the maid, especially when she is saying lines to obviously give information about the play that a normal person wouldn’t say. Claire Rutkowski is so funny over-acting as one of the women the man is dating. Sarah Seidler is great as the other woman, still in love with her missing husband. Croix Dakota Perkins is solid as the mysterious man in the middle of all of this. Eric S. Prahl is good and silly as the wheelchair-bound friend. Valerie Gerlock and Gabrielle Arietta Cross are solid as the self-engrossed theatre critics. Lastly, Adam Hoak is spot on as the old school Inspector Hound searching for answers.
Get tickets now for The Real Inspector Hound through February 6th!
Cost of a ticket: $25
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Exceptional Value –
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