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Tag Archives | Mystery

Marcia Hepps and Annaliese Gove. Photo by Paul Mackey.

Review: ‘The Manor’ by Colonial Playhouse

For fifteen years, a California theater company has been presenting the drama The Manor in the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills — an appropriate spot because the play is based on a true murder and suicide of rich and famous men in that home. Now the Colonial Playhouse, a community theater company in Aldan, Delaware […]

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Ross Barron and Abby Melick. Photo by Jake Schade.

Review: ‘Spider’s Web’ at Princeton Summer Theater

Spider’s Web ends with the unmasking of a murderer, and it starts with… a taste test. In this play’s opening moments, two veddy proper, blindfold-wearing English gentlemen drink glasses of Port and trying to figure out the vintage. A murder mystery with wine tasting? Who else but Agatha Christie could get away with that? And who […]

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Sally Struthers, Kevin Carolan, Erin Dilly, Carson Elrod, Clifton Duncan, Lindsay Nicole Chambers and Brian J. Carter. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Review: ‘Clue On Stage’ at Bucks County Playhouse

Wanna play a game? Clue On Stage is a show that doesn’t ask deep, profound questions of its audience. Instead, it simply asks, whodunit? Who killed Mr. Boddy? Was it Professor Plum in the conservatory with the candlestick? Or was it Miss Scarlet in the library with the lead pipe? Yes, it’s a play based […]

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Sam Fineman, Megan Edelman, and Amber Orion. Photo by Gerald Cyrus.

Review: ‘And Then There Were None’ at Allens Lane Theater

For Allens Lane Theater’s production of And Then There Were None, director Josh Hitchens not only presents the mystery, but also heightens the mood and highlights the message inherent in Agatha Christie’s all-time best-selling novel (with sales of over 100 million copies) of 1939. And he does that by restoring the author’s original ending and […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act’ at Der Vorführeffekt Theatre

In Kingsessing, in the bare-bones exposed-brick performance spare Panorama, Der Vorführeffekt Theatre’s “The 7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act” is a welcome oasis of imagination. Directed by Sarah Lowry and supported by Patrick Costello’s beautiful and texturally complex design work, Donna Oblongata’s new work is rife with creativity and play. The set is a […]

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Murder at the Mansion: ‘Polter-Heist’ on Friday and Saturday, October 30th and 31st at 8 PM at The Kentlands Mansion

‘Murder at the Mansion: ‘Polter-Heist’ on Friday and Saturday, October 30th and 31st at 8 PM and The Kentlands Mansion Just in time for Halloween, Arts on the Green and Kentlands Mansion present Polter-Heist, a murder mystery comedy that is part of the inaugural Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theater. Set in the beautiful and atmospheric […]

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