Murder For Two
Mar 25 – Jun 11, 2017
Book by Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair
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Murder for Two
Recommended for audiences ages 10 and up.
Murder for Two is an uproarious comedy/murder mystery with two performers, one of whom portrays aspiring detective Marcus Moscowicz, while the other plays all ten suspects.
The language is very mild. A couple of “hells” are heard.
A married couple (Barb and Murray, both played by the same actor) fight: she yells at him, “At least I don’t have a small penis!” Barrette, the ballerina, confesses that she had an affair with the victim, infuriating his wife Dahlia (“I thought so, especially those nights when she joined us in bed! But this confirms it!”).
A gunshot is heard at the opening, and the victim, novelist Arthur Whitney, is dead, shot in the forehead (the body cannot be seen, though the players refer to it). Officer Moscowicz tells a story about his former lover, Vanessa, who turned out to be a serial killer (she is caught carrying a briefcase of body parts); one character is poisoned onstage (these moments are played for laughs rather than horror).
Murder for Two Cast (click for bios):
DiStefano is sincerely excited about making his ACT and 5th Ave acting debut in Murder for Two. Previous ACT credits include Music Director for A Christmas Carol and Grey Gardens (co-pro with The 5th Avenue). Other credits include the national tours of The Wizard of Oz and Annie The 30th Anniversary. He also works as a private vocal coach. YourMindOnSinging.com. Thanks to Rich for being a great scene partner-in-crime, to ACT, The 5th and my tribe: Cayman, Katherine and Albert. When Chris is not in America he’s in France, so bon spectacle!
Gray has appeared at ACT in Assassins (Charles Guiteau), First Date, A Marvelous Party and Jumpers. His 24 productions with The 5th Avenue Theatre include The Music Man (Marcellus), Spamalot (Sir Bedevere) and A Room With A View (Reverend Beeber). Other favorites include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baron Bomburst) at SCT, and The Producers (Max Bialystock) and Chicago (Amos Hart), both at Village Theatre. As a composer, Gray's musical scores include Cold Turkey, Love Is Love, Time Again in Oz, Lyle the Crocodile, The Flea and The Professor (Barrymore Award for Best Musical), Dick Whittington and His Cat (Gregory Award nomination for Best Musical) and The Long Game.
Andriessen is enjoying his first official performance in a season at ACT. He moved to Seattle to pursue a B.F.A. in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts. A writer and performer originally from California, Mr. Andriessen is most often seen under the stage name Major Scales, and is a touring show creator and performer with fellow Cornish graduate Jinkx Monsoon. His most recent local performances include Unwrapped! and The Vaudevillians at Seattle Repertory Theatre. He is currently preparing for a U.K. tour of The Vaudevillians as well as the release of his second album with Ms. Monsoon, “The Ginger Snapped.”
Lutyens returns to The 5th Avenue after touring twice with their successful Adventure Musical Theater educational program. Patrons of ACT Theatre may recognize him from Mary Stuart, the Endangered Species Project, the Great Soul of Russia, Showtunes Theatre Company and other ACTLab partnerships. He has also appeared locally with Intiman Theatre, Village Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory and others—in roles ranging from British intellects to ill-fated Frenchmen to an East African elephant. Proud AEA member and WWU graduate.